UVP, Light Work Announce Urban Cinematheque 2014

Urban Video Project (UVP) and Light Work will present Urban Cinematheque 2014, the third installment of this wildly successful end-of-summer event pairing a free outdoor film with an arts and cultural fair. The mission of Urban Cinematheque is to create a social space for the broader Syracuse community and the Syracuse University community, with a particular focus on encouraging its newest members, incoming undergraduate students, to meet and to engage with the thriving local arts scene.

Last year's Urban Cinematheque

Last year's Urban Cinematheque

This year’s film selection will be Wes Anderson’s art-house smash hit “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” on Friday, Aug. 29, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. Using its extra-large venue high definition projector, UVP will project the film onto the façade of the iconic Everson Museum of Art, making for a spectacular film screening in a venue truly unique to Syracuse.

This year’s Urban Cinematheque boasts over 30 different participating arts and cultural organizations, including Art Rage Gallery, the Everson Museum of Art, 40 Below, Light Work, Point of Contact Gallery, the Redhouse, SU Art Galleries, Syracuse Stage, CNY Arts, Th3, the Delevan Center, SALT Makerspace, the MOST, Landmark Theatre, Salt Market, Echo, Connective Corridor and Urban Video Project, among many others.

Each participating organization will have a representative on hand with information about upcoming events, exhibitions and opportunities to become involved, as well as interactive art experiences for the audience to engage with. Additional planned festivities include multiple (pay) food truck vendors and a DJ’ed pre-show.

The entire event is free and open to the public. Free popcorn and lemonade will be provided. Audience members who are able to do so are advised to bring blankets or portable chairs. Limited seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Street parking, as well as pay parking lots, are ample in the immediate vicinity.

Charter buses will run every 15 minutes between Schine Student Center (outside the University Place entrance) on the Syracuse University campus and the Everson Plaza from 7:30-10:30 p.m. The event may also be accessed for free via the Centro Connective Corridor bus line.