Registration and Fees for Artworks Events

Most Artworks events (e.g., Exhibits, Foreign Film Series, Novel Tea Series) are free and open to the public. Classes and workshops, however, generally require advance registration and payment of fees. You can register at the Painted Turtle, 106 N Michigan Ave, Big Rapids, Mi 49307 during normal business hours; or by phone (231 796-2420) ; or online at Eventbrite.


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November 2017

Mustang

November 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Rapids Community Library, 426 S Michigan Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307 United States
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When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged. PG-13 | 1h 37min | Drama | 2015 (Turkey)

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Hillbilly Elegy

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artworks, 106 N Michigan
Big Rapids, 49307 United States
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By J.D. Vance, 2016 Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal.analysis of a culture in crisis--that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over 40 years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm. But has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J.D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional and class decline feels like when you were born with…

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December 2017

Rams

December 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Rapids Community Library, 426 S Michigan Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307 United States
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In a remote Icelandic farming valley, two brothers who haven't spoken in 40 years have to come together in order to save what's dearest to them - their sheep. R | 1h 33min | Drama | 2015 (Iceland)

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The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared

December 14 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Artworks, 106 N Michigan
Big Rapids, 49307 United States
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By Jonas Jonasson, 2012 To lighten things up a bit, we turn now to another well-written silly and wonderful novel by a Swedish author, Johan Jonasson. About to turn 100, Allan Karlsson decides to terminate his time in a nursing home not by dying but by escaping. This is not your usual Nordic Noir. Events include a suitcase full of money, unpleasant criminals and an elephant. “Fast moving and relentlessly funny.” A good way to end a tough year here…

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February 2018

Theeb

February 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Rapids Community Library, 426 S Michigan Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307 United States
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Nominated for a 2016 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Arabia, 1916. A young Bedouin boy named Theeb ("Wolf") ventures on a treacherous journey across the desert, encountering mercenaries, revolutionaries and raiders as he tries to survive and live up to the name his father gave him. 1h 40min | Adventure, Drama, Thriller | 2015 (France/Jordan)

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A Man Called Ove

February 22, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Rapids Community Library, 426 S Michigan Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307 United States
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Ove is the quintessential grumpy old man next door, with strict principles and a short fuse. Still grieving his late wife, Ove has largely given up on life until a boisterous young family moves in next door and forces him out of his shell in this heartwarming tale that reminds us that life is sweeter when it's shared. PG-13 | 1h 56min | Comedy, Drama | 2015 (Sweden)

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March 2018

Coming Home

March 10, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Rapids Community Library, 426 S Michigan Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307 United States
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Lu and Feng are a devoted couple forced to separate when Lu is arrested and sent to a labor camp as a political prisoner during the Cultural Revolution. He finally returns home only to find that his beloved wife no longer recognizes him. PG-13 | 1h 49min | Drama, History, Romance | 2014 (China)

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April 2018

About Elly

April 14, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Big Rapids Community Library, 426 S Michigan Ave
Big Rapids, MI 49307 United States
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The mysterious disappearance of a kindergarten teacher during a picnic in the north of Iran is followed by a series of misadventures for her fellow travelers. 1h 59min | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | 2009 (Iran)

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