Calendar: September 15-21, 2017

September 15th, 2017

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.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

9/16: Jay Rosenstein (filmmaker, IN WHOSE HONOR?)
9/19: Paul A. Brooks (camera operator, CITIZEN IN THE TEMPLE)
9/19: Eric Pankoke (webmaster, C-U Blogfidential)
9/21: Lisa Cerezo (co-founder, ThirdSide)
9/21: Inga Mucha-Putney (still photographer, SOPHOMORE)
9/21: Christopher Sharpe (producer, HILAH COOKING)


CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

20 Years AgoFriday, September 19, 1997: Warner Bros. releases the Regency Enterprises production of L.A. CONFIDENTIAL, based on the James Ellroy crime novel of the same name, to more than 750 theaters nationwide. The stylish neo-noir is directed by Curtis Hanson and stars Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, David Strathairn, Danny DeVito, and Kim Basinger, the latter of whom would win an Academy Award for her work along with Hanson and Brian Helgeland for their screenplay adaptation. It is rumored this genre classic’s title, style, and apropos mise-en-scène might possibly have influenced the identity of a certain film digest published far from the City of Angels, mired somewhere in the middle of the mysterious Midwest, beginning a decade later.


LOCAL FILMS, ETC.

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
Call for Entries for the 8th annual New Art Film Festival* (8/15-9/15) Information

@ Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL
WHERE IT BEGINS: 1977-2000* panel discussion and excerpts, Robeson Pavilion rooms A & B (9/19, 7 p.m., free), Champaign Movie Makers meeting, “Champaign Screenwriters pitches,” Robeson Pavilion room C (9/19, 7 p.m., free)

@ Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Call for Entries for the 13th annual Embarrass Valley Film Festival* (9/4-10/9) Information

@ Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL
Call for Entries for ChamPain Horror Indie Festival* (7/2-10/2) Information


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
COLUMBUS (9/15 on), NAPPING PRINCESS (9/15-9/17, 9/20-9/21), HARD TO BE A GOD (9/18, 7 p.m.), THE NUTTY PROFESSOR (1963; 9/19, 7 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
AMERICAN ASSASSIN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (1991, re-release), MOTHER!, ANNABELLE: CREATION, THE BIG SICK, THE DARK TOWER, DESPICABLE ME 3, DUNKIRK, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, HOME AGAIN, IT, LOGAN LUCKY, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, WIND RIVER (9/15 on), FRIEND REQUEST, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (9/21 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
THE MUMMY, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS, BEATRIZ AT DINNER, IT COMES AT NIGHT, DEAD AGAIN IN TOMBSTONE, STRANGE WEATER, MAN UNDERGROUND, EMPIRE (s3), THIS IS US (s1), more! (9/12 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
AMERICAN ASSASSIN, MOTHER!, 9/11, ANNABELLE: CREATION, DUNKIRK, THE GLASS CASTLE, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, HOME AGAIN, IT, LEAP!, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, WIND RIVER (9/15 on), THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (9/15-9/17, 10 a.m.), Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin boxing match (9/16, 7 p.m., simulcast), DOCTOR ZHIVAGO (9/17, 9/20), HARE KRISHNA! (9/19, 7 p.m.), Studio Ghibli Fest: LUPIN THE 3RD – THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO (9/19, 7 p.m.), KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE (9/21 on)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. THE MUMMY, Pine Lounge (9/15-9/16, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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Calendar: September 8-14, 2017

September 9th, 2017

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.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

9/14: Kimberly Conner (director, BEFORE ‘I DO’)
9/14: Jason Huls (producer, WITHOUT CHARITY)
9/14: Tim Cain (columnist, Decatur Herald & Review)


LOCAL FILMS, ETC.

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
Call for Entries for the 8th annual New Art Film Festival* (8/15-9/15) Information

@ Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Call for Entries for the 13th annual Embarrass Valley Film Festival* (9/4-10/9) Information

@ Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL
Call for Entries for ChamPain Horror Indie Festival* (7/2-10/2) Information


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
MARJORIE PRIME (9/8 on), LABYRINTH (9/8-9/10, 9/14), GREASE Sing-a-long (9/9, 2 & 7 p.m.), STALKER (9/10, 12 p.m.), SOLARIS (9/11, 9/13), MORTAL KOMBAT (9/13, 10 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
HOME AGAIN, IT, TRUE TO THE GAME, ALL SAINTS, ANNABELLE: CREATION, BABY DRIVER, THE BIG SICK, CLOSE ENCOUNERS OF THE THIRD KIND (re-release), THE DARK TOWER, DESPICABLE ME 3, DUNKIRK, GIRLS TRIP, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, LOGAN LUCKY, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, WIND RIVER (9/8 on), MOTHER! (9/14 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
ROUGH NIGHT, ALL EYEZ ON ME, MEGAN LEAVEY, PARIS CAN WAIT, RAW, LOWRIDERS, THE LAST FACE, SUPERNATURAL (s12), THE FLASH (s3), NARCOS (s2), more! (9/5 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
9/11, HOME AGAIN, IT, ANNABELLE: CREATION, BABY DRIVER, CLOSE ENCOUNERS OF THE THIRD KIND (re-release), DESPICABLE ME 3, DUNKIRK, THE GLASS CASTLE, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, INHUMANS (IMAX only), LEAP!, LOGAN LUCKY, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, TULIP FEVER, WIND RIVER, WONDER WOMAN (9/8 on), ROCK DOG (9/8-9/10, 10 a.m.), ROMAN HOLIDAY (9/10, 9/13), TOMORROW NEVER KNOWS: DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES’ ‘REVOLVER’ (9/12, 7 p.m.), THE HEART OF MAN (9/14, 7 p.m.), Studio Ghibli Fest: LUPIN THE 3RD – THE CASTLE OF CAGLIOSTRO (9/14, 7 p.m.)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. THE HOUSE, Pine Lounge (9/8-9/9, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)

@ Spurlock Museum, UIUC, Urbana, IL
AEMS presents AsiaLENS Documentary/Film Series feat. PEOPLE ARE THE SKY w/filmmaker Dai Sil Kim-Gibson (9/12, 7 p.m., free)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
Wurlitzer Pipe Organ concert with Richard Hills feat. silent film TBA (9/9)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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Calendar: September 1-7, 2017

September 1st, 2017

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.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

9/1: Matt Wiley (illustrator, Matt Wiley Art)
9/1: Mark Williams (volunteer, The Virginia Theatre)
9/1: Erik Khamphouy (member, Illini Film & Video)
9/2: Audrey Wells (co-author, The Art Theater)
9/5: Anthony “Ace” Cabral (first assistant director, SLICE)


LOCAL FILMS, ETC.

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
Call for Entries for the 8th annual New Art Film Festival* (8/15-9/15) Information

@ Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Call for Entries for the 13th annual Embarrass Valley Film Festival* (9/4-10/9) Information

@ Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL
Call for Entries for ChamPain Horror Indie Festival* (7/2-10/2) Information

@ Pizza M, Urbana, IL
Champaign Screenwriters mixer (9/7, 8 p.m.)


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
THE TRIP TO SPAIN (9/1 on), THE TEXAS CHAIN SAW MASSACRE (9/1-9/2, 9/6-9/7, 9:30 p.m.), MENASHE (9/2-9/3), STALKER (9/4, 7 p.m.), WHOSE STREETS? (9/5-9/6, 7 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
CLOSE ENCOUNERS OF THE THIRD KIND (re-release), VALLEY OF BONES, WIND RIVER, 47 METERS DOWN, ALL SAINTS, ANNABELLE: CREATION, BABY DRIVER, THE BIG SICK, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON, CARS 3, THE DARK TOWER, DESPICABLE ME 3, DUNKIRK, GIRLS TRIP, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, LOGAN LUCKY, MEGAN LEAVEY, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (9/1 on), HOME AGAIN, IT (9/7 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
BAYWATCH, BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN, A FAMILY MAN, THE HOLLOW ONE, BRING IT ON: WORLDWIDE #CHEERSMACK, KILLING HASSELHOFF, THE ORIGINALS (s4), GOTHAM (s3), THE WHITE PRINCESS (cs), more! (8/29 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
CLOSE ENCOUNERS OF THE THIRD KIND (re-release), INHUMANS (IMAX only), TULIP FEVER, ALL SAINTS, ANNABELLE: CREATION, BABY DRIVER, THE BIG SICK, CARS 3, DESPICABLE ME 3, DUNKIRK, THE EMOJI MOVIE, THE GLASS CASTLE, GOOD TIME, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, INGRID GOES WEST, LEAP!, LOGAN LUCKY, THE NUT JOB 2, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, WIND RIVER, WONDER WOMAN (9/1 on), UNFORGIVEN (9/3, 9/6), EXTRAORDINARY (9/7, 7 p.m.), IT (9/7 on)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
FROZEN Sing-a-long (9/1-9/3), DANCES WITH WOLVES (9/5, 9/7)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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Calendar: August 25-31, 2017

August 26th, 2017

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.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

8/27: Doug Hoepker (former sales manager, The Octopus)
8/30: John Oak Dalton (writer, CALAMITY JANE’S REVENGE)
8/31: Jennifer Veile (librarian/media professional, Hennepin County (MN) Library)


LOCAL FILMS, ETC.

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
Call for Entries for the 8th annual New Art Film Festival* (8/15-9/15) Information

@ Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL
Call for Entries for ChamPain Horror Indie Festival* (7/2-10/2) Information


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
MENASHE (8/25 on), LEMON (8/25-8/28, 8/31, 10 p.m.), THE TREASURE OF THE SIERRA MADRE (8/26-8/27, 8/29), A GOOFY MOVIE (8/30, 10 p.m., free)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
ALL SAINTS, BIRTH OF THE DRAGON, TERMINATOR 2: JUDGMENT DAY (3-D, re-release), WOLF WARRIOR 2, ANNABELLE: CREATION, BABY DRIVER, THE BIG SICK, DESPICABLE ME 3, DUNKIRK, GIRLS TRIP, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, KIDNAP, LOGAN LUCKY, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WONDER WOMAN (8/25 on), CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND (re-release, 8/31 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, CHUCK, KILL SWITCH, EXECUTOR, SCALES, WOLVES, SUPERGIRL (s2), ASH VS. EVIL DEAD (s2), more! (8/22 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
ALL SAINTS, GOOD TIME, INGRID GOES WEST, LEAP!, ANNABELLE: CREATION, ATOMIC BLONDE, BABY DRIVER, BRIGSBY BEAR, THE DARK TOWER, DESPICABLE ME 3, DUNKIRK, THE EMOJI MOVIE, THE GLASS CASTLE, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, LOGAN LUCKY, THE NUT JOB 2, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, WIND RIVER, WONDER WOMAN (8/25 on), Floyd Mayweather vs. Connor McGregor boxing match (8/26, 8 p.m., simulcast), AIRPLANE! (8/27, 8/30), Studio Ghibli Fest: CASTLE IN THE SKY (8/27-8/28, 8/30), INHUMANS (IMAX only, 8/31 on)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
The News-Gazette Film Series: THE WIZARD OF OZ (8/26), LA LA LAND (8/29, 8/31)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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Calendar: August 18-24, 2017

August 18th, 2017

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.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

8/18: Jeff Brandt (owner, Exile on Main Street)
8/20: Daniel Griffith (director, CELLULOID WIZARDS IN THE VIDEO WASTELAND)
8/22: Tracy Popp (digital preservation coordinator, University of Illinois)
8/23: Luke Boyce (director, THE POOKA)
8/28: Shannon Beranek (associate, The Bachelor Pad Empire)


LOCAL FILMS, ETC.

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
Call for Entries for the 8th annual New Art Film Festival* (8/15-9/15) Information

@ Surface 15, Champaign, IL
Casting call for television spots shooting in first half of September; non-speaking roles; experience a plus but not necessary; “adults 25-65, kids, babies, couples, and families;” more information: talent [at] surface15 [dot] com


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ 129 N. Race St., Urbana, IL
Urbanalove Summer Movie Nights: RATATOUILLE (8/19, 7:40 p.m., free)

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
STEP (8/18 on), ALIEN (8/18-8/19, 8/24, 10 p.m.), LADY MACBETH (8/19-8/20), member screening: IN TRANSIT (8/22, 7:30 p.m.), “Shocktober 2017” preview feat. THE LOVE WITCH (8/23, 10 p.m., free)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, LOGAN LUCKY, ANNABELLE: CREATION, ATOMIC BLONDE, THE DARK TOWER, DESPICABLE ME 3, DETROIT, DUNKIRK, THE EMOJI MOVIE, GIRLS TRIP, THE NUT JOB 2, KIDNAP, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WONDER WOMAN (8/18 on), ALL SAINTS (8/24 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
ALIEN: COVENANT, EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING, HOW TO BE A LATIN LOVER, THE WALL, ONCE UPON A TIME IN VENICE, HICKOCK, ONCE UPON A TIME (s6), THE BLACKLIST (s4), LEGENDS OF TOMORROW (s2), more! (8/15 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
BRIGSBY BEAR, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, LOGAN LUCKY, WIND RIVER, ANNABELLE: CREATION, ATOMIC BLONDE, THE BIG SICK, THE DARK TOWER, DESPICABLE ME 3, DUNKIRK, THE EMOJI MOVIE, THE GLASS CASTLE, AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, KIDNAP, THE NUT JOB 2, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (8/18 on), WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (IMAX only, 8/18 on, 11:30 a.m. & 9 p.m.), SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT (8/20, 8/23), STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITORS OF MARS (8/21, 7:30 & 10 p.m.), Rifftrax Live: DOCTOR WHO, “THE FIVE DOCTORS” (8/24, 7:30 p.m.), ALL SAINTS (8/24 on)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
DUNKIRK in 70mm (8/18-8/20), Films of Paul Thomas Anderson: THERE WILL BE BLOOD (8/22, 8/24)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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Eighth NAFF to be LE in scope

August 16th, 2017

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When in doubt, dearest readers, let your gut instincts be your guide! Case in point is our decision to continue forth with the New Art Film Festival in 2017 as opposed to giving it a rest as we had planned to announce. Who are we to deprive you the showcase of local and regional independent cinema you’ve come to expect from our humble editor and his merry band of collaborators when there is no particular reason to postpone? Ignore the lateness of our annual launch, then, and let’s summon the particulars you want to know! Sunday, October 29, 2017, is our eighth consecutive show date at the Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., Champaign, IL, and we must gather up some damn fine films created by you to fill the spread. NAFF Call for Entries began yesterday, Tuesday, August 15, and will last through Friday, September 15, with a target date of Sunday, October 1, to announce our picks to flicker on the Art’s silver screen. As before, we will not charge entry fees and, as with last year, we encourage producers to submit via newartfilmfestivalcu [at] gmail [dot] com for the sake of ease even though we’ll still look at physical screeners; you can review all the hard details in the official announcement over on the NAFF Web site. The primary change in the process this year is that we will only accept films that run 30 minutes or less. This is to help limit total viewing time for Mr. JaPan given his more-away-than-home lifestyle as of late, along with providing the flexibility to fit as many titles as we can into the ever-shortening block we’re allotted by the Art. That said, we do hope to bookend the selections with a couple of special features to illustrate milestones in Champaign-Urbana film culture history that led us down the path to NAFF nirvana. We promise they will be interesting add-ons of the likes you will not see at any other C-U cinema event! Stay tuned for the details to develop, friends, and best of luck to those who direct their work to our attention. Below you will find NAFF 2016 photographs by University of Illinois student Di Ye; look to the NAFF Facebook for the remainder of her shots to go on display shortly.

~ Jason Pankoke

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Calendar: August 11-17, 2017

August 11th, 2017

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.

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MFHQ MEMO | From Chambana with Love

It has been a six-month slog for your humble editor, given his almost weekly travels back-and-forth between Champaign County and northern Illinois to help dear old Ma JaPan with an end not exactly within reach, but he made an eleventh-hour decision last week to continue the New Art Film Festival this year instead of pushing it into the future. The show will be a leaner affair than usual but get the job done all the same on Sunday, October 29, 2017, at the Art Theater in Champaign. Filmmakers should look for the first press release to circulate next week in regards to the NAFF call for entries; we’ll certainly make note of it here on C-U Blogfidential as a reminder. Cheers!


LOCAL FILMS, ETC. | Media that Hits Close to Home

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
Shatterglass Films presents C-U premiere of THE POOKA* short film w/main feature, HARVEY (8/14, 7 p.m.)

@ Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL
Champaign Movie Makers meeting, “Pens to Lens Q&A,” Robeson Pavilion Rooms A & B (8/15, 7 p.m., free)

@ Great News Radio (Lincoln Square Village), Urbana, IL
THE PHOENIX: HOPE IS RISING* homeless ministry documentary screening and discussion (8/16, 6:30 p.m., free)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
Champaign Urbana Film Society presents the 5th annual Pens to Lens Screenwriting Competition + Gala (8/12, 2 & 6 p.m.)


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
LADY MACBETH (8/11 on), LANDLINE (8/11-8/12, 8/16-8/17, 10 p.m.), THE NIGHT OF THE HUNTER (8/13, 12 & 7:30 p.m.), HARVEY w/THE POOKA* local premiere (8/14, 7 p.m.), “Shocktober 2017” preview feat. RAW (8/16, 10 p.m., free)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
ANNABELLE: CREATION, THE NUT JOB 2, ATOMIC BLONDE, THE DARK TOWER, DESPICABLE ME 3, DETROIT, DUNKIRK, THE EMOJI MOVIE, GIRLS TRIP, JAB HARRY MET SEJAL, KIDNAP, THE LION KING (re-release), SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WONDER WOMAN (8/11 on), THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, LOGAN LUCKY (8/17 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
SNATCHED, KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD, DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL, THE DINNER, AMELIA 2.0, THE EXCEPTION, KUNG FU YOGA, GIRL ON THE EDGE, more! (8/8 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
ANNABELLE: CREATION, THE GLASS CASTLE, AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER, THE NUT JOB 2, ATOMIC BLONDE, THE BIG SICK, THE DARK TOWER, DESPICABLE ME 3, DETROIT, DUNKIRK, THE EMOJI MOVIE, GIRLS TRIP, KIDNAP, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (8/11 on), JURASSIC PARK (8/13, 8/16), BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN (8/14, 7:30 p.m.), Rifftrax Live: DOCTOR WHO, “THE FIVE DOCTORS” (8/17, 7 p.m.)

@ Main Quad, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Summer Quad Cinema Series” feat. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, Anniversary Plaza (7/17, 9 p.m., free)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
5th annual Pens to Lens Screenwriting Competition + Gala* (8/12, 2 & 6 p.m.), DUNKIRK in 70mm (8/15-8/20)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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Calendar: August 4-10, 2017

August 4th, 2017

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.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

8/5: Steve Scott (VR interactive designer, WESTWORLD)
8/6: Jason Cerezo (proprietor, ThirdSide)
8/6: Sam Ambler (producer, Ambler Video)
8/6: Don Kramer (artist, DC Comics)
8/7: Rachel Rebecca Berry (2016-17 president, Illini Film & Video)


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
A GHOST STORY (8/4 on), THE HERO (8/4-8/6, 8/10), BEATRIZ AT DINNER (8/4-8/5, 8/8-8/10), DECONSTUCTING THE BEATLES’ “REVOLVER” (8/6, 12 p.m.), THE FRIENDS OF EDDIE COYLE (8/6, 7 p.m.), MONTEREY POP (8/7, 7:30 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
THE DARK TOWER, DETROIT, JAB HARRY MET SEJAL, KIDNAP, THE LION KING (re-release), 47 METERS DOWN, ATOMIC BLONDE, DESPICABLE ME 3, DUNKIRK, THE EMOJI MOVIE, GIRLS TRIP, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WONDER WOMAN (8/4 on), ANNABELLE: CREATION, THE GLASS CASTLE, THE NUT JOB 2 (8/10 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
GOING IN STYLE, THE CIRCLE, SLEIGHT, COLOSSAL, DON’T KNOCK TWICE, PHOENIX FORGOTTEN, THE LOVERS, THE OTTOMAN LIEUTENANT, LEAGUE OF GODS, HOUSE ON WILLOW STREET, LITTLE BIG LIES (s1), more! (8/1 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
THE DARK TOWER, DETROIT, KIDNAP, ATOMIC BLONDE, BABY DRIVER, THE BIG SICK, CARS DESPICABLE ME 3, DUNKIRK, THE EMOJI MOVIE, GIRLS TRIP, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WONDER WOMAN (8/4 on), TROLLS (8/4), Newsies: The Broadway Musical (8/5, 8/9, recorded), TOP GUN (8/6, 8/9), SING (8/7-8/11), Dixie Chicks: MMXVI (8/7, 7 p.m., recorded), DCI 2017 “Big, Loud & Live 14” drum corps performance (8/10, 5:30 p.m., simulcast)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
Films of Paul Thomas Anderson: THE MASTER (8/8, 8/10)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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Calendar: July 28-Aug. 3, 2017

July 29th, 2017

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.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

7/29: Jimi Jones (doctoral student, School of Information Sciences, UIUC)
8/1: Cara Maurizi (actress, LISTEN, Pens to Lens 2016)
8/2: Satina Braswell (co-owner, Hybrid Performance Arts)
8/2: Jeff Kacmarynski (director, I WAS A TEENAGE NOSFERATU)


CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

20 Years AgoJuly 1997: Location filming commences and wraps in Champaign County on the feature-length drama COYOTE’S HONOR, a project spearheaded by Urbana native Michael Wiese to experiment in micro-budget movie production. As an author and publisher at an imprint dedicated to instructing readers on various aspects of the filmmaking process, Wiese is using the opportunity to develop a screen story (with recent University of Illinois graduate Doug McCord) based on available resources and talent in the Champaign-Urbana area while also testing prosumer MiniDV video gear and post-production software that is relatively new to the marketplace. English literature major Eric Wippo plays the “coyote” of the title, a wily drifter who does his best to disrupt a nucleus of friends and frenemies in a Midwest college town; mostly drawn from the current pool of Krannert Center for the Performing Arts summer stock players, the cast also includes John Maclay, Mike Kuehl, Will Ransom, Kelly Cooper, Heather Saliny, Emily A. Parks, Heather Lamb, Dustin Wilkinson, and UI acting instructor Richard Barrows. WILL-TV producer Tim Hartin and Southern Illinois University cinema student Chris Dowell form part of the tiny crew. Although Wiese will soon chronicle the lessons learned with COYOTE in an article series for Videography magazine and as an appendix in the second edition of The Independent Film and Videomaker’s Guide (Michael Wiese Productions, Studio City, CA, 1998), COYOTE itself has remained lost in the cornfields and all but absent from the Internet wilds despite initial plans to set it free on the festival circuit.


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ 129 N. Race St., Urbana, IL
Urbanalove Summer Movie Nights: WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (7/29, 8:10 p.m., free)

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
A GHOST STORY (7/28 on), Smart Kids: THE KID (7/29-7/30, 11:30 a.m.), ENDLESS POETRY (7/28-7/29, 8/2-8/3, 10 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
ATOMIC BLONDE, THE EMOJI MOVIE, BABY DRIVER, THE BIG SICK, DESPICABLE ME 3, DUNKIRK, GIRLS TRIP, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WISH UPON, WONDER WOMAN (7/28 on), THE DARK TOWER, DETROIT, KIDNAP (8/3 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
THE BOSS BABY, GHOST IN THE SHELL, GIFTED, BLACK BUTTERFLY, NOCTURNE, THE FINAL MASTER, PRETTY LITTLE LIARS (s7), more! (7/25 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
ATOMIC BLONDE, THE EMOJI MOVIE, BABY DRIVER, THE BIG SICK, CARS 3, DESPICABLE ME 3, DUNKIRK, GIRLS TRIP, THE HOUSE, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WONDER WOMAN (7/28 on), MONSTER TRUCKS (7/28), FOOTLOOSE (1984; 7/30, 8/2), TROLLS (7/31-8/4), 7th annual Grateful Dead “Meet-up at the Movies” (8/1, 7 p.m.)

@ Pizza M, Urbana, IL
Champaign Screenwriters mixer (8/3, 8 p.m.)

@ Wyndham Garden Hotel, Urbana, IL
2017 Dark History and Horror Convention (7/28-7/29, free entry)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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Calendar: July 21-27, 2017

July 21st, 2017

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.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

7/21: Shawnee Tefteller (owner, Shawnee Studios talent agency)
7/21: Carter Boyce (filmmaker, DIE FLUCHT)
7/23: Randy Wheat (producer, Imagemaker Video Productions)
7/24: Colin Price (host, PRICELESS B MOVIES)
7/26: Epiphany Ayla Paris (producer, Epiphany Paris Productions)


CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

10 Years AgoFriday, July 20, 2007: Brandon Clayton, a recent graduate of the cinema and photography program at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, premieres his horror-comedy featurette ZOMBIE MOVIE at the Lincoln Square Theatre in downtown Decatur, IL, according to the Herald & Review. A crowd of several hundred takes in the black-and-white film, serving as both spoof and homage to vintage science fiction thrillers, which Clayton produced on a shoestring budget some 30 miles away in his hometown of Taylorville, IL. The show also samples the budding filmmaker’s previous shorts created during his high school and college years. Following a move to Los Angeles, Clayton has since established a career in reality television including a current position as manager of operations at Lighthearted Entertainment of Burbank, CA. His on-set credits include Lighthearted’s LONE STAR LEGEND, PLASTIC WIVES, and ARE YOU THE ONE? along with DEADLIEST CATCH, ICE ROAD TRUCKERS, and DANCING WITH THE STARS prior to them. As reported on 7/18/07 at CUBlog.


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
THE BIG SICK (7/21 on), Smart Kids: ZARAFA (7/22-7/23, 11:30 a.m.), THE LITTLE HOURS (7/21-7/22, 7/26-7/27, 10 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
DUNKIRK, GIRLS TRIP, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, BABY DRIVER, THE BIG SICK, DESPICABLE ME 3, JAGGA JASOOS, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WISH UPON, WONDER WOMAN (7/21 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
KONG: SKULL ISLAND, FREE FIRE, THE PROMISE, BUSTER’S MAL HEART, PRAY FOR RAIN, RESIDENT EVIL: VENDETTA, THE 100 (s4), more! (7/18 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
DUNKIRK, GIRLS TRIP, VALERIAN AND THE CITY OF A THOUSAND PLANETS, BABY DRIVER, THE BIG SICK, CARS 3, DESPICABLE ME 3, THE HOUSE, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WISH UPON, WONDER WOMAN (7/21 on), THE PEANUTS MOVIE (7/21, 10 a.m.), NATIONAL LAMPOON’S VACATION (7/23, 7/26), Studio Ghibli Fest: KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVICE (7/23-7/24), MONSTER TRUCKS (7/24-7/26), National Theatre Live: Angels in America, Part Two: Perestroika (7/27, 7 p.m., simulcast),

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
The News-Gazette Film Series: THE GOLD RUSH (7/22), Films of Spike Jonze: ADAPTATION (7/24-7/25), Films of Alfonso Cuarón: Y TU MAMÁ TAMBIÉN (7/26-7/27)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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Calendar: July 14-20, 2017

July 14th, 2017

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.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

7/15: Charlie Kessler (director, LANCE LAWSON, Pens to Lens 2016)
7/15: Jill Van Voorst (owner, LIX)


CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

20 Years AgoTuesday, July 15, 1997: As part of its tenth season on PBS, the nonfiction showcase POV airs a documentary produced by University of Illinois faculty member Jay Rosenstein, IN WHOSE HONOR? At its heart is Charlene Teters, a Native American belonging to the Spokane tribe who became alarmed by the presence of sports mascot “Chief Illiniwek” on the UI campus while attending for graduate studies in the late Eighties. Her subsequent efforts to alert the general public on the misuse of Indians as commercialized symbols, in particular for activities embraced largely by white audiences who otherwise ignore their racist and classist overtones, created a firestorm of opinion and emotion in Champaign-Urbana. HONOR presents the issue in a balanced and rational manner while illustrating a stubborn lack of empathy from “Chief” defenders who see the fictional warrior as a positive influence on the student body and iconic symbol embraced by alumni. More than one million viewers tune in to this episode of POV, according to Rosenstein, and HONOR has persisted as a catalyst in the discussion of cultural appropriation in America during conferences and film festivals, via community organizations, and within the classroom ever since. Following Teters’ lead and Rosenstein’s convictions, Indian activists and allies would accelerate their protests across the United States of similar imagery connected to sports teams. Original distributor New Day Films of Blooming Grove, NY, a specialist in social issue media, still offers HONOR to rent or purchase for educational use.


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater Co-op, Champaign, IL
THE BIG SICK (7/14 on), Smart Kids: LONGING AND BELONGING: LIVE ACTION SHORTS (7/15-7/16), STOP MAKING SENSE (7/19, 7:30 & 10 p.m.), A HARD DAY’S NIGHT (7/14-7/15, 7/20, 10 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
THE BIG SICK, JAGGA JASOOS, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WISH UPON, BABY DRIVER, CARS 3, DESPICABLE ME 3, THE HERO, THE HOUSE, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN (7/14 on), DUNKIRK, GIRLS TRIP (7/20 on)

@ Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL
Champaign Movie Makers meeting, “Lighting Recreation,” Robeson Pavilion Rooms A & B (6/20, 7 p.m., free)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE, THE LOST CITY OF Z, AMERICAN FABLE, LONDON HEIST, WHITE RAVEN, THE MAGICIANS (s2), UNDERGROUND (s2), more! (7/11 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
THE BIG SICK, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WISH UPON, 47 METERS DOWN, BABY DRIVER, CARS 3, DESPICABLE ME 3, THE HOUSE, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN (7/14 on), MAMA MIA! (7/16, 7/19), Discovery Channel: “Shark Week at the Movies 2017” (7/18, 7:30 p.m.), The Metropolitan Opera: Carmen (7/19, 7 p.m., recorded), National Theatre Live: Angels in America, Part One: Millennium Approaches (7/20, 7 p.m., simulcast), DUNKIRK (7/20 on)

@ Main Quad, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Summer Quad Cinema Series” feat. EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING, Anniversary Plaza (7/20, 9 p.m., free)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
Films of Alfonso Cuarón: GRAVITY (7/18, 7/20)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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Calendar: July 7-13, 2017

July 11th, 2017

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.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

7/12: Michael Wiese (producer, TALKING WITH SPIRITS)


CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

60 Years AgoThursday, June 20, 1957: Per news items in Boxoffice magazine, the science-fiction double feature of BEGINNING OF THE END and THE UNEARTHLY is scheduled to open today on more than 200 screens in the South and Midwest through Los Angeles distributor Republic Pictures Corporation. Already, the bill appears to be a hit for a brand-new production studio, AB-PT Pictures, based on the response afforded its world premiere at the Roosevelt Theater in Chicago last night with BEGINNING stars Peggie Castle and Peter Graves in attendance. Possibly more appealing to the Roosevelt audience is the film’s scenario, placing the action almost entirely in the Land of Lincoln despite the yarn being shot in California locations and sound stages by producer-director Bert I. Gordon. (Chicago Daily Tribune reviewer “Mae Tineefalls into this camp.) BEGINNING recounts a rampage from downstate Illinois to the Windy City of ravenous locusts, enlarged greatly after consuming experimental seeds and grains developed by local agriculturalists. Castle’s wire reporter character detours from covering a jet fighter unveiling at the real-life Chanute Air Force Base in Rantoul to net her big bug story, while the roll call of cities and towns referenced in the first two acts also includes Champaign, Decatur, Joliet, Ludlow, Paxton, Peoria, Pontiac, Springfield, and Urbana. Flights of geographic fancy are intermixed with the regional accuracy – “the Ludlow forest,” “suburbs of Paxton” – never mind the omnipresent SoCal hills in many an exterior frame! Nearly a half-century later in February of 2003, “Mr. B.I.G.” – nicknamed so due to the plethora of oversized men, women, and monsters in his output – would attend the annual Insect Fear Film Festival at the University of Illinois; an honorary slate paired Gordon’s EARTH VS. THE SPIDER (1958) and EMPIRE OF THE ANTS (1977) with BEGINNING.


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater Co-op, Champaign, IL
THE BEGUILED (7/7 on), Smart Kids: THE RED TURTLE (7/8-7/9), TERMINAL ISLAND (7/10, 8 p.m.), JURASSIC PARK (7/7-78, 7/12-13, 10 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
THE HERO, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, 47 METERS DOWN, BABY DRIVER, CARS 3, DESPICABLE ME 3, THE HOUSE, THE MUMMY, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN (7/7 on), “Planet of the Apes Triple Feature” feat. WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (7/12, 4 p.m.), THE BIG SICK, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WISH UPON (7/13 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE, DRONE, CAR DOGS, SUMMER OF DREAMS, ACCIDENTAL EXORCIST, SONG TO SONG, more! (7/3 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, 47 METERS DOWN, BABY DRIVER, BEATRIZ AT DINNER, THE BOOK OF HENRY, CARS 3, DESPICABLE ME 3, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, THE HOUSE, MEGAN LEAVY, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN (7/7 on), THE SANDLOT (7/9, 7/12), STORKS (7/10-7/12), Carole King: Tapestry (7/11, 7 p.m., recorded), “Planet of the Apes Triple Feature” feat. WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES (7/12, 4:30 p.m.),The Metropolitan Opera: Nabucco (7/12, 7 p.m., recorded), THE BIG SICK, WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, WISH UPON (7/13 on)

@ Main Quad, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Summer Quad Cinema Series” feat. THE CIRCLE, Anniversary Plaza (7/13, 9 p.m., free)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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Calendar: June 30-July 6, 2017

June 30th, 2017

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.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

7/1: Lindsey Gates-Markel (actress, WANDA & PICKLES DISCOVER THE EARTH, Pens to Lens 2016)
7/1: Michael Juvinall (editor, HorrorPatch.com)


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater Co-op, Champaign, IL
THE BEGUILED (6/30 on), Smart Kids: THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (7/1-7/2), Cinema Judacia: TO BE OR NOT TO BE (1942; 7/2, 7 p.m.), THE BAD BATCH (6/30-7/1, 7/6, 10 p.m.), INDEPENDENCE DAY (7/5, 10 p.m., free)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
BABY DRIVER, DESPICABLE ME 3, THE HOUSE, 47 METERS DOWN, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE, CARS 3, THE MUMMY, ROUGH NIGHT, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, TUBELIGHT, WONDER WOMAN (6/30 on), SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (7/6 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
POWER RANGERS, CHIPS, THE BELKO EXPERIMENT, T2: TRAINSPOTTING, THE AUTOPSY OF JANE DOE, CORRESPONDENCE, GREY LADY, BERLIN SYNDROME, LEGION OF BROTHERS, more! (6/27 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
BABY DRIVER, BEATRIZ AT DINNER, DESPICABLE ME 3, THE HOUSE, 47 METERS DOWN, THE BOOK OF HENRY, CARS 3, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, MEGAN LEAVY, THE MUMMY, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, WONDER WOMAN (6/30 on), JAWS (7/2, 7/5), ROCK DOG (7/3-7/5), SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (7/6 on)

@ Main Quad, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Summer Quad Cinema Series” feat. THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, Anniversary Plaza (7/6, 9 p.m., free)

@ Pizza M, Urbana, IL
Champaign Screenwriters mixer (7/6, 8 p.m.)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
Films of Spike Jonze: WHERE THE WILD THINGS ARE (7/5, 7/7)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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Calendar: June 23-29, 2017

June 24th, 2017

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.

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MFHQ MEMO | From Chambana with Love

Without writing a novella about it, we want our dearest readers to understand there is a distinct possibility that C-U Blogfidential summer posting may become a lot more spartan than usual in the coming weeks. Your humble editor’s dear old Ma JaPan has suffered a series of health setbacks since the beginning of February and those resilient Pankokes have a long journey ahead of them to sort through the situation. If we seem to drop off the Confidential cliff for a spell, this is the major reason as to why. We ask you to please have patience with us and keep Ma in your thoughts during this stressful process. Thank you.


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater Co-op, Champaign, IL
A QUIET PASSION (6/23-6/24, 6/29), I, DANIEL BLAKE (6/23-6/24, 6/26-6/29), Cinema Judacia: ONE WEEK AND A DAY (6/25, 4:30 p.m.) and KEEP QUIET (6/25, 7 p.m.), Brilliant Corners: THE ORNITHOLOGIST (6/26, 7 p.m., free), LOGAN NOIR (6/23-6/24, 6/28-6/29, 10 p.m.), BATMAN: THE MOVIE (6/28, 7:30 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, TUBELIGHT, 47 METERS DOWN, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE, CARS 3, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, THE MUMMY, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, ROUGH NIGHT, WONDER WOMAN (6/23 on), BABY DRIVER (6/27 on), DESPICABLE ME 3, THE HOUSE (6/29 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
LIFE, WILSON, RAILROAD TIGERS, EVERYBODY LOVES SOMEBODY, ALTITUDE, more! (6/20 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
THE BOOK OF HENRY, TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, 47 METERS DOWN, ALL EYEZ ON ME, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE, CARS 3, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, IT COMES AT NIGHT, MEGAN LEAVY, THE MUMMY, PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, ROUGH NIGHT, WONDER WOMAN (6/23 on), THE BLUES BROTHERS (6/25, 6/28), Studio Ghibli Fest: MY NEIGHBOR TOTORO (6/25-6/26), THE LEGO BATMAN MOVIE (6/26-6/28), The Metropolitan Opera: Macbeth (6/28, 7 p.m., recorded), HIRED GUN (6/29, 7:30 p.m.), DESPICABLE ME 3 (6/29 on)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
The News-Gazette Film Series: HIGH NOON (6/24), Films of Steven Spielberg: E.T THE EXTRA-TERRESTRIAL (6/27, 6/29)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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