Our movie and media Calendar appears every Friday/Saturday on C-U Blogfidential and caters to the downstate region anchored by Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.
MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!
4/28: John Isberg (filmmaker, WHERE IT BEGINS: 1977-2000)
4/29: Matt Shivers (voice talent, HORRORS, Pens to Lens 2016)
4/29: Eric Sizemore (voice talent, THE CODY CHRONICLES: MURPHY’S LAW, Pens to Lens 2016)
CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History
10 Years Ago … Wednesday, April 25, 2007: In an effort to expand awareness of their on-line forum, C-U Blogfidential, Opteryx Press of Champaign rebrands as Paper Opteryx and releases a companion digest, C-U Confidential. At 36 pages long, CUZine #1 provides a capsule look at downstate Illinois film culture for both Champaign-Urbana residents and patrons of Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival, returning this evening to the Virginia Theatre with GATTACA as its opening selection. The free-to-keep publication features recent CUBlog bulletins as well as excerpts from interviews with local filmmakers Jason Butler, Chris Lukeman, Eleanore Stasheff, and Alaric Rocha.
NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area
@ The Art Theater Co-op, Champaign, IL
THE LOST CITY OF Z (4/28 on), SPACE JAM (4/28-4/30), RUKUS preview screening (5/1, 8:30 p.m.), The Seventh Art Stand: CAIRO IN ONE BREATH (5/2, 7 p.m.), The Art No-Movie Theater Series: “Erotica Showcase” w/Veronica Bleaus (5/3, 10 p.m.), UI Women’s Resources Center presents 8th annual Feminist Film Festival* (5/4, 7:30 p.m., free, information), Art Theater Co-op Owners Meeting – discussion of proposed resolution and merger agreement (4/29, 11 a.m.)
@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
BAAHUBALI 2 (Hindi & Telugu languages), BATTLE OF MEMORIES, THE CIRCLE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, BORN IN CHINA, THE BOSS BABY, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, GET OUT, GIFTED, GOING IN STYLE, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, PHOENIX FORGOTTEN, THE PROMISE, SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE, UNFORGETTABLE (4/28 on), GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (5/4)
@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
LA LA LAND, UNDERWORLD: BLOOD WARS, THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS, DETOUR, BOKEH, CATFIGHT, MEAN DREAMS, more! (4/25 on)
@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
THE CIRCLE, LOVE OFF THE CUFF, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, BORN IN CHINA, THE BOSS BABY, THE CASE FOR CHRIST, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, FREE FIRE, GET OUT, GIFTED, GOING IN STYLE, THE LOST CITY OF Z, PHOENIX FORGOTTEN, POWER RANGERS, THE PROMISE, SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE, UNFORGETTABLE (4/28 on), SING (4/28-4/30), DOUBLE INDEMNITY (4/30, 5/3), TED Cinema Experience: 2017 Highlights Exclusive (4/30, simulcast), Jonah: On Stage! (5/2), GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY double feature (5/4, 4:30 p.m.), GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2 (5/4 on)
@ Gregory Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video meeting, Room 221 (5/2, 6:30 p.m.)
@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. SPLIT, Pine Lounge (4/28, 4/29, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)
@ Lincoln Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
College of Media presents 3rd annual Illinifest Student Film Festival (4/29, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.) Information
@ Pizza M, Urbana, IL
Champaign Screenwriters mixer (5/4, 8 p.m.)
Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!