Our unique movie and media Calendar appears every Friday on C-U Blogfidential and caters to the discerning tastes of citizens in the downstate region anchored by Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.
PLAYING THIS WEEK
Happy Birthday to … Friday, September 23: Austin McCann (general manager, The Art Theater Co-op) … Tuesday, September 27: Robert Hubbard (script supervisor, RED BIRD s1) … celebrate!
LOCAL FILMS, ETC.
@ SoDo Theatre, Champaign, IL: Champaign Movie Makers* presents ChampaignCasting.com screen tests (9/24, 4:30-8 p.m.)
FLICKER OF THE WEEK
Time is of the essence right now, dearest movie-goers, especially since we’re posting this week’s Calendar well beyond the last minute. Therefore, we’ll urge you to simply pick any one of the half-dozen offerings playing the Art Theater Co-op in Champaign this week. You’ll find them listed below as always; otherwise, allow the Art Co-op Web site or Google searches to be your friend in becoming familiar with the details per film. You can also use a trip to 126 W. Church St. as an excuse to wish GM Austin McCann a happy birthday should you see him. If you happen to catch this post going live, however, immediately bolt right out the nearest door and head to the Art to partake in the first annual Art House Theater Day on Sat., 9/24, 7:30 p.m., with an exclusive screening of the 2K restoration of Terry Gilliam’s TIME BANDITS (Handmade Films), an awesome flight of historical fantasy not often heralded in discussions of Eighties effects spectaculars. The dry-witted, era-hopping adventure stars Craig Warnock, David Rappaport, David Warner, Sean Connery, Shelley Duvall, Katherine Helmond, Ian Holm, fellow Monty Python members Michael Palin and John Cleese, Sir Ralph Richardson as the “Supreme Being,” and the recently departed Kenny Baker as “Fidgit.” This nationwide recognition of all things art house is organized by the Art House Convergence, a program that originated through the Sundance Institute. “FOW” is hereby fin.
@ The Art Theater Co-op, Champaign, IL: MIA MADRE (9/23-9/25, 9/28-9/29), EIGHT DAYS A WEEK: THE TOURING YEARS (9/23, 9/25-9/29), the Art, UIUC Russian, East European, and Eurasian Center, and UIUC Theater Department present “Stage Russia Presents: Eugene Onegin” (9/24, 11 a.m.), the Art and the Art House Convergence present Art House Theater Day feat. TIME BANDITS (9/24, 7:30 p.m.), LO AND BEHOLD: REVERIES OF THE CONNECTED WORLD (9/25, 9/27-9/28), the Art and UIUC Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies present IXCANUL (9/26, 7 p.m.), THE ROOM (9/23, 9/24, 9/28, 9/29, 10 p.m.)
@ Pine Lounge, Main Floor, Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL: Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. CAPTAIN FANTASTIC (9/23, 9/24, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)
@ Wyndham Garden Hotel, Urbana, IL: Twin Cities Comic Book Convention (9/25, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.)
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL: Reel Deals presents “Films Directed by Alejandro Inarritu” feat. BIRDMAN (9/27, 7 p.m.)
@ Room 205, Gregory Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL: Illini Film & Video meeting (9/27, 6 p.m.)
@ Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, UIUC, Urbana, IL: “The Unreliable Bestiary: BEAR – Fall Chapter” multimedia performance directed by Deke Weaver (9/21-9/25)
@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL: STORKS, BLOOD FATHER, SULLY (9/23 on), “Politics at the Movies – Part 3” classes with Skip Huston (Thursdays, 9/15-11/3, 6:30 p.m., enroll @ Avon)
@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL: BNF “Farlee Film Festival” feat. SUNSET SONG (9/23, 9/25, 7 p.m.), CITY OF GOLD (9/24, 7 p.m.), and HUNT FOR THE WILDERPEOPLE (9/25, 1 p.m.), HOUSE PARTY (9/23, 10:30 p.m.), the Normal and the Art House Convergence present Art House Theater Day feat. TIME BANDITS (9/24, 1 p.m.), “The Normal Humor Comedy Hour” open mic (9/26, 8 p.m., free), “Film Noir Series” feat. DOUBLE INDEMNITY (9/28, 7 p.m., free)
@ Route 66 Twin Drive-In, Springfield, IL: STORKS, SULLY (Screen 1), THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, SAUSAGE PARTY (Screen 2) (9/23-9/24)
@ The Lincoln Grand 8, Lincoln, IL: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, STORKS (3-D & 2-D), BLAIR WITCH, BRIDGET JONES’S BABY, HELL OR HIGH WATER, SULLY, THE WILD LIFE (9/23 on), DEEPWATER HORIZON (9/29, 7:30 p.m.)
@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL: STORKS (9/23-9/26, 9/28)
@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL: PETE’S DRAGON (9/23-9/25), BRAVE (8/24, 11 a.m., free)
@ Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In, Gibson City, IL: “Frightfest Weekend 2” feat. MONSTER HOUSE, GOOSEBUMPS (Screen 1), BLAIR WITCH, DON’T BREATHE (Screen 2) (9/23-9/24)
@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL: Save the Lorraine Foundation presents GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 (9/23-9/25)
@ Carmike 13, Champaign, IL: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, STORKS (3-D & 2-D), BLAIR WITCH, BRIDGET JONES’S BABY, DON’T BREATHE, KUBO AND THE TWO STRINGS, SNOWDEN, SUICIDE SQUAD, SULLY, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, THE WILD LIFE (9/23 on), TARGETED: EXPOSING THE GUN CONTROL AGENDA (9/29, 7 p.m.), MISS PEREGRINE’S HOME FOR PECULIAR CHILDREN (9/29, 7 & 10 p.m.)
@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL: I BELONGED TO YOU, THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN (IMAX & 2-D), STORKS (3-D & 2-D), BLAIR WITCH, BRIDGET JONES’S BABY, DON’T BREATHE, HELL OR HIGH WATER, HILLSONG: LET HOPE RISE, SNOWDEN, SUICIDE SQUAD, SULLY, WHEN THE BOUGH BREAKS, THE WILD LIFE (9/23 on), STAR TREK BEYOND (9/23-9/27), RATCHET & CLANK (9/23-9/25, 10 a.m.), “Flashback Cinema” feat. NORTH BY NORTHWEST (9/25, 9/28, 2 & 7 p.m.), VANISHED: LEFT BEHIND NEXT GENERATION (9/28, 7 p.m.)
@ AMC Village Mall 6, Danville, IL: THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN, STORKS (3-D & 2-D), BLAIR WITCH, BRIDGET JONES’S BABY, DON’T BREATHE, SULLY (9/23 on)
@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL: TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES: OUT OF THE SHADOWS, FREE STATE OF JONES, NEIGHBORS 2, MA MA, RODEO & JULIET, THE ORIGINALS (s3), more! (9/20 on)
@ Centerbrook Drive-In, Martinsville, IN: STORKS, SULLY (9/23-9/24)
@ Landmark’s Century Centre Cinemas, Chicago, IL: 34th annual Reeling: The Chicago LGBT International Film Festival (through 9/29)
Locally produced movies and events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Also find out what is “Coming Soon” by hitting the jump below. Go see ‘em, C-U!