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  • WMFVA New Promo

    WMFVA Community,

    We wanted to take a moment to share with you a video made by one of our gifted board members, Rolanda Powell. This promo premiered at the July 11th screening of "Dream Girls" at one of this summer's Movies in the Park. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Thank you to the wonderful community members showcased in the video and Rolanda for doing a superb job.

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Coming Up

Winsor McCay: The Day the Pictures Moved

Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 6:30PM to 9:00PM
Wealthy Theatre Koning Micro-Cinema (map)

The West Michigan Film Video Alliance is kicking off its Fall Season with an exciting line up of showcases at our monthly 4-Wall Events.  For September, Alliance Board Member, Ray Pointer will host a program on  an animation pioneer, Winsor McCay, the Spring Lake, Michigan native started the animation revolution with his landmark, Gertie the Dinosaur 100 years ago.  The program will include a PowerPoint presentation summarizing McCay's humble origins in west Michigan and his remarkable rise to become one of the leading cartoonists in history.  A selection of McCay's major animation works will be shown including Little Nemo Moving Comics (1911), How A Mosquito Operates (1913), Gertie the Dinosaur (1914), and his masterpiece, The Sinking of the Lusitania (1916).  
A discussion will follow the program, lead by Brad Yarhouse, Professor of Animation at Kendall College of Art and Design.  We look forward to seeing you at this exciting program that honors one of our local legends.

Admission: $5/Public, Free to WMFVA Members

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