Calendar: November 17-23, 2017

November 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!

11/19: Carolyn Baxley (owner, Cinema Gallery)
11/21: Melissa Merli (retired staff writer, The News-Gazette)


CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

30 Years AgoThursday, February 12, 1987: TURTLE DIARY, a quirky British comedy written by Harold Pinter and starring Ben Kingsley and Glenda Jackson, is shown at the New Art Theatre on opening night, according to The Art Theater: Playing Movies for 100 Years by Perry Morris, et al. After reaching a deal on New Year’s Day to purchase the vintage Park/Art building at 126 W. Church St. in downtown Champaign, local entrepreneur John Manley enlisted Tom Angelica as general manager and Ron Epple as content programmer to help fix up the location and book quality international cinema for the area’s movie lovers. Manley rechristened the venue as the “New Art” to differentiate it from a previous decade-and-a-half run as an “Art Theater” specializing in adult films. Despite the passing of both Manley and Epple within the next few years, Angelica would keep the New Art in business until February 2003.


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
THE FLORIDA PROJECT, LOVING VINCENT (11/17 on)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE STAR, WONDER, A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS, DADDY’S HOME 2, JIGSAW, LET THERE BE LIGHT, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, THOR: RAGNAROK (11/17 on), COCO (11/21 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
ATMOIC BLONDE, THE NUT JOB 2, WIND RIVER, AMITYVILLE: THE AWKENING, more! (11/14 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE STAR, WONDER, A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS, BLADE RUNNER 2049, DADDY’S HOME 2, JIGSAW, LET THERE BE LIGHT, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, THOR: RAGNAROK (11/17 on), The Metropolitan Opera: The Exterminating Angel (11/18, 11:55 a.m., simulcast), HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCEROR’S STONE (11/19, 11/22), COCO (11/22 on)

@ Parasol Label Group, Urbana, IL
That’s Rentertainment pop-up shop in the “Rec Room” (10/11 on; Mon.-Tues., Wed. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Thurs.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

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: November 10-16, 2017

November 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!

11/15: Brian Hagy (director, DAYDREAMER)
11/16: Scott Jenkins (featured contestant, FACE OFF: GAME FACE)


MFHQ MEMO | From Chambana with Love

Given that he’s been living 150 miles away during the past four months and all but AWOL from the Secret MICRO-FILM Headquarters, your humble editor wants to thank everyone who attended the eighth annual New Art Film Festival two weekends ago in downtown Champaign. It made his long-distance dedication to C-U film culture totally worth the effort! With the NAFF in the can, we hope you stick with us through the winter months here at CUBlog as we pursue fresh writing, provide updates on our next digest, and prime you for an upcoming MHFQ “fire sale” of goods and collectibles we need to unload. Thank you, friends!


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
THE FLORIDA PROJECT (11/10 on), LOVING VINCENT (11/11-11/12, 11/15), EX LIBRIS: THE NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY (11/14, 6:30 p.m., free for members)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
DADDY’S HOME 2, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS, BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, GEOSTORM, HAPPY DEATH DAY, JIGSAW, LET THERE BE LIGHT, ONLY THE BRAVE, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, THOR: RAGNAROK (11/10 on), CASABLANCA 75th Anniversary event (11/12, 11/15), GENESIS: PARADISE LOST (11/13, 11/16, 3-D), JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE STAR (11/16 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
CARS 3, THE GLASS CASTLE, INGRID GOES WEST, THE SHOW, OVERDRIVE, THE LIMEHOUSE GOLEM, KILLING GROUND, GUN SHY, WESTWORLD (s1), TROLLHUNTERS (s1), more! (11/7 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
DADDY’S HOME 2, MURDER ON THE ORIENT EXPRESS, A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS, BLADE RUNNER 2049, BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, GEOSTORM, HAPPY DEATH DAY, JIGSAW, LBJ, LET THERE BE LIGHT, MARSHALL, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, THOR: RAGNAROK (11/10 on), POKEMON THE MOVIE: I CHOOSE YOU! (11/11), BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II (11/12, 11/15), GENESIS: PARADISE LOST (11/13, 11/16, 3-D), “Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn: The Broadway Musical” (11/16, 7:30 p.m., recorded), JUSTICE LEAGUE, THE STAR, WONDER (11/16 on)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. LEAP!, Pine Lounge (11/10-11/11, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)

@ Lincoln Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video meeting, Room 1022 (11/13, 7 p.m.)

@ Parasol Label Group, Urbana, IL
That’s Rentertainment pop-up shop in the “Rec Room” (10/11 on; Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

@ Parkland College, Champaign, IL
GRAPHIC MEANS: A HISTORY OF GRAPHIC DESIGN PRODUCTION w/featured designer April Greiman in person, filmmaker Briar Levit via Skype (11/14, 7 p.m.)

@ Spurlock Museum, UIUC, Urbana, IL
AEMS presents AsiaLENS Documentary/Film Series feat. THIS ISLAND IS OURS (11/14, 7 p.m., free)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
The News-Gazette Film Series: BEN-HUR (1959; 11/11, 1 & 7 p.m.)

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: November 3-9, 2017

November 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!

11/3: Wes Melton (actor, BLACK BOOK)
11/5: John Jennings (illustrator, Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred)


CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

20 Years AgoNovember 1-3, 1997: University of Illinois Ph.D. candidate Grace Giorgio, recently transplanted from San Francisco to Urbana, and Red Herring Vegetarian Restaurant manager Eric Fisher, an avid cartoonist and Decatur native, launch the Champaign-Urbana Freaky Film Festival on campus to showcase wild independent cinema from across the country. Opening night takes place in the auditorium of the Noyes Laboratory of Chemistry building on the UI Main Quad, anchored by the black-and-white crime film RUNNING TIME and personal appearances by its producer/director Josh Becker and star Bruce Campbell. Two dozen shorts are presented between this event and subsequent shows the next two evenings at the Channing-Murray Foundation chapel, located two blocks away from Noyes. Freaky would “freak the hicks” annually for three more Halloween seasons, first at the just-opened Canopy Club in Urbana and then at the New Art Theatre in Champaign. As reported on 11/12/10, 1/20/17 at CUBlog.


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
LOVING VINCENT (11/3 on), FACES PLACES (11/3-11/6, 11/9), I AM CUBA (11/7, 7 p.m., free), EVERGLADES OF THE NORTH: THE STORY OF THE KANKAKEE MARSH (11/8, 7:30 p.m., free, discussion w/screenwriter)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS, LET THERE BE LIGHT, THOR: RAGNAROK, BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, THE FOREIGNER, GEOSTORM, HAPPY DEATH DAY, JIGSAW, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE, ONLY THE BRAVE, SUBURBICON, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (11/3 on), DADDY’S HOME 2 (11/9 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
THE DARK TOWER, KIDNAP, PERSON TO PERSON, BROKEN SWORD HERO, ROBERT AND THE TOYMAKER, more! (10/31 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS, LBJ, LET THERE BE LIGHT, THOR: RAGNAROK, BLADE RUNNER 2049, BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, THE FOREIGNER, GEOSTORM, HAPPY DEATH DAY, JIGSAW, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, MARSHALL, SUBURBICON, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, VICTORIA & ABDUL (11/3 on), BLAZING SADDLES (11/5, 11/8), POKEMON THE MOVIE: I CHOOSE YOU! (11/5-11/6), MAINELAND (11/7, 7 p.m.), THE PRICE OF FAME (11/7, 7 p.m.), MULLY (11/9, 7 p.m.)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, Pine Lounge (11/3-11/4, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)

@ Lincoln Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video meeting, Room 1022 (11/6, 7 p.m.)

@ Parasol Label Group, Urbana, IL
That’s Rentertainment pop-up shop in the “Rec Room” (10/11 on; Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

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: Oct. 27-Nov. 2, 2017

October 28th, 2017

Our movie and media Calendar appears every Friday/Saturday on and caters to the downstate region anchored by Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

10/31: Jake Aurelian (actor/director, RIPPER THE CLOWN VS. SECURITY)
11/1: Amy Lynn Best (actress/co-producer, RAZOR DAYS)


LOCAL FILMS, ETC.

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
C-U Confidential presents the 8th annual New Art Film Festival* (10/29, 6-11:20 p.m., free) Information


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
LOVING VINCENT (10/27 on), 8th annual New Art Film Festival* (10/29, 6-11:30 p.m., free), Shocktober 2017: “Smart ‘n Spooky Kids” shorts (10/28-10/29, 11:30 a.m., free), THE CRAZIES (1973; 10/27, 10 p.m.), NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968; 10/27, Midnight; 10/28, 10 p.m.; 11/1-11/2, 9:30 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
JIGSAW, SUBURBICON, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, AMERICAN MADE, BLADE RUNNER 2049, BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, THE FOREIGNER, GEOSTORM, HAPPY DEATH DAY, IT, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE, ONLY THE BRAVE, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME (10/27 on), THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (10/27-10/28, 10 p.m.), THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN (10/31, 10 p.m., 3-D), A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS (11/1 on), THOR: RAGNAROK (11/2 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES, ANNABELLE: CREATION, THE EMOJI MOVIE, BUSHWICK, RED CHRISTMAS, WHERE’S THE MONEY, PLANETARIUM, MIND BLOWN, more! (10/24 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
JIGSAW, SUBURBICON, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE, BLADE RUNNER 2049, BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, THE FOREIGNER, GEOSTORM, HAPPY DEATH DAY, IT, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, MARSHALL, ONLY THE BRAVE, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, THE SNOWMAN, VICTORIA & ABDUL (10/27 on), THE EMOJI MOVIE (10/27-10/29, 10 a.m.), “Disney Junior at the Movies: Happy HalloVeen!” (10/28, 1 p.m.), THE SHINING (1980; 10/29, 11/1), Studio Ghibli Fest: SPIRITED AWAY (10/29-10/30, 11/1), THE WORK (10/31, 7 p.m.), KEEP WATCHING (10/31, 10 p.m.), Kirk Cameron’s “Revive Us 2” (10/24, 7 p.m., recorded), A BAD MOMS CHRISTMAS (11/1 on), THOR: RAGNAROK (11/2 on)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. ANNABELLE: CREATION, Pine Lounge (10/27-10/28, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)

@ Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL
Malachi Entertainment presents ChamPain Indie Horror Fest* (10/28, 8-10 p.m.)

@ Lincoln Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video “Shocktoberfest”* (48 Hour Film Fest screening) (10/27, 8 p.m.), Illini Film & Video meeting, Room 1022 (10/30, 7 p.m.)

@ Parasol Label Group, Urbana, IL
That’s Rentertainment pop-up shop in the “Rec Room” (10/11 on; Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
Films of Alfred Hitchcock: PSYCHO (10/27, 7 p.m.), THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (10/28, 7 p.m.), THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS (1992; 10/31, 11/2, 7 p.m.)

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: October 20-26, 2017

October 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!

10/22: John May (filmmaker, Tabletop Studios)
10/23: Blake Stubbs (staff, 509 Creative, WCIA-TV 3)
10/23: Jennifer Bechtel (director, Sustainability Shorts Film Festival, UIUC)
10/25: Paul Kotheimer (performer, “Genevieve” music video, Morgan Orion & the Afterburners)


LOCAL FILMS, ETC.

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
C-U Confidential presents the 8th annual New Art Film Festival* (10/29, 6-11:20 p.m., free) Information

@ various, Champaign-Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video 48 Hour Film Competition (10/20-10/22; screening on 10/27 @ Lincoln Hall, UIUC)


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
VICTORIA & ABDUL (10/20 on), FLOWER AND SWORD (10/22, 10 a.m.), Shocktober 2017: DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE (1920) w/live accompaniment by the Invincible Czars (10/22, 8:30 p.m.) and THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW w/UI shadow cast (10/20-10/21, 10/25-10/26, 10 p.m.)

@ Allen Hall/Unit One, UIUC, Urbana, IL
STATELESS THINGS w/filmmaker Kyungmook Kim (10/23, 7 p.m., free)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, GEOSTORM, ONLY THE BRAVE, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, AMERICAN MADE, BLADE RUNNER 2049, THE FOREIGNER, HAPPY DEATH DAY, IT, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE, PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN (10/20 on), THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (10/20-10/21, 10 p.m.), JIGSAW, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE (10/27 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, GIRLS TRIP, LADY MACBETH, THE WILDE WEDDING, GOD OF WAR, BATMAN VS. TWO-FACE, AMERICAN GODS (s1), more! (10/17 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN, GEOSTORM, MARK FELT: THE MAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE WHITE HOUSE, MARSHALL, ONLY THE BRAVE, SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME, THE SNOWMAN, AMERICAN MADE, BLADE RUNNER 2049, THE FOREIGNER, HAPPY DEATH DAY, IT, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE, VICTORIA & ABDUL (10/20 on), DESPICABLE ME 3 (10/20-10/22, 10 a.m.), “Disney Junior at the Movies: Happy HalloVeen!” (10/21, 10/26, 10 a.m.), GHOSTBUSTERS (1984; 10/22, 10/25), A SILENT VOICE (10/23-10/24, 7 p.m.), DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES’ “WHITE ALBUM” (10/24, 7 p.m.), Kirk Cameron’s “Revive Us 2” (10/24, 7 p.m., recorded), RiffTrax Live: NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) (10/25, 7:30 p.m., recorded)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. ATOMIC BLONDE, Pine Lounge (10/20-10/21, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)

@ Lincoln Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video meeting, Room 1022 (10/23, 7 p.m.)

@ Parasol Label Group, Urbana, IL
That’s Rentertainment pop-up shop in the “Rec Room” (10/11 on; Mon.-Tues., Thurs.-Fri. 9 a.m.-1 p.m., Wed. 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat. 9 a.m.-1 p.m.)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
Films of Alfred Hitchcock: STRANGERS ON A TRAIN (10/23, 7 p.m.), THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY (10/24, 7 p.m.), TO CATCH A THIEF (10/25, 7 p.m.), REBECCA (10/26, 7 p.m.), PSYCHO (10/27, 7 p.m.)

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: October 13-19, 2017

October 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!

10/15: Kassandra Ighreen (talent, Kathy Jean – Model Actress)
10/18: David Domal (actor, MONSTER)


LOCAL FILMS, ETC.

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
C-U Confidential presents the 8th annual New Art Film Festival* (10/29, 6-11:20 p.m., free) Information

@ Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL
Champaign Movie Makers meeting, “Pizza Protagonist Productions,” Room C (10/17, 7 p.m., free)


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
VICTORIA & ABDUL (10/13 on), DAWSON CITY: FROZEN TIME (10/17, 7:30 p.m., member screening), Shocktober 2017: “All-Nite Horror Marathon” feat. FRIDAY THE 13TH: THE FINAL CHAPTER, HALLOWEEN III: SEASON OF THE WITCH, THE LAST HOUSE ON DEAD END STREET, EATEN ALIVE, NIGHTMARE SISTERS (10/13, 10 p.m.), TALES FROM THE HOOD (10/17, 7:30 p.m.), ERNEST SCARED STUPID (10/18, 10 p.m., free), and HENRY: PORTRAIT OF A SERIAL KILLER (10/19, 10 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
BRAVE (re-release), THE FOREIGNER, HAPPY DEATH DAY, PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN, AMERICAN MADE, BATTLE OF THE SEXES, BLADE RUNNER 2049, FLATLINERS, IT, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE, THE STRAY (10/13 on), THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (10/13-10/14, 10 p.m.), BOO 2! A MADEA HALLOWEEN (10/19 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
THE BEGUILED, THE HOUSE, WISH UPON, FALLEN, MAUDIE, OPEN WATER 3: CAGE DIVE, ARMED RESPONSE, DEMONIC, more! (10/10 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
THE FOREIGNER, HAPPY DEATH DAY, PROFESSOR MARSTON AND THE WONDER WOMEN, VICTORIA & ABDUL, AMERICAN MADE, BATTLE OF THE SEXES, BLADE RUNNER 2049, FLATLINERS, IT, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE, NEVER SAY DIE, ONLY THE BRAVE preview (10/14, 7 p.m.), CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS (10/13-10/15, 10 a.m.), The Metropolitan Opera: Die Zauberflote (10/14, 11:55 a.m., simulcast; 10/18, 1 & 6:30 p.m., recorded), CLUE (10/15, 10/18), SAMURAI JACK “Premiere Movie Event” (10/16, 7 p.m.), BIRTHRIGHT: A WAR STORY (10/17, 7 p.m.), SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME (10/19 on)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, Pine Lounge (10/13-10/14, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)

@ Lincoln Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video meeting, Room 1022 (10/16, 7 p.m.)

@ Parasol Label Group, Urbana, IL
That’s Rentertainment pop-up shop in the “Rec Room” (10/11 on; M-F 9 a.m.-4 p.m.)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET (1984; 10/17, 10/19, 7 p.m.)

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: October 6-12, 2017

October 7th, 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!

10/12: Chris Folkens (filmmaker, YOU CAN’T HEAR ME)
10/12: Debra Domal (co-founder, Glass House Studios)
10/12: Phil Hall (columnist, “The Bootleg Files,” Cinema-Crazed.com)


LOCAL FILMS, ETC.

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


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
VICTORIA & ABDUL (10/6 on), DECONSTRUCTING THE BEATLES: THE WHITE ALBUM (10/7-10/8, 12 p.m.), HAPPY DEATH DAY advance screening (10/11, 8 p.m., free), Shocktober 2017: ERASERHEAD (10/6-10/7, 10/12, 10 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
BATTLE OF THE SEXES, BLADE RUNNER 2049, THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE, THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG (re-release), THE STRAY, AMERICAN MADE, FLATLINERS, IT, JUDWAA 2, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, A QUESTION OF FAITH (10/6 on), THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW (10/6-10/7, 10 p.m.), STEVE MCQUEEN: AMERICAN ICON (10/10, 7 p.m.)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES, A GHOST STORY, THE BOOK OF HENRY, THE SURVIVALIST, CULT OF CHUCKY, THE LAYOVER, SHARKNADO 5, REALIVE, AMERICAN HORROR STORY (s6), HOUSE OF CARDS (s5), VIKINGS (s4 v2), more! (10/3 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
BATTLE OF THE SEXES, BLADE RUNNER 2049, THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, MY LITTLE PONY: THE MOVIE, AMERICAN ASSASSIN, AMERICAN MADE, FLATLINERS, HOME AGAIN, IT, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, MOTHER!, NEVER SAY DIE, A QUESTION OF FAITH (10/6 on), SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (10/6-10/8, 10 a.m.), The Metropolitan Opera: Norma (10/7, 11:55 a.m., simulcast; 10/11, 1 & 6:30 p.m., recorded), THE FIFTH ELEMENT (10/8, 10/11), NO GAME NO LIFE ZERO (10/8, 12:55 p.m., English dub), TWO TRAINS RUNNIN’ (10/10, 7 p.m.), STEVE MCQUEEN: AMERICAN ICON (10/10, 7 p.m.), 6 BELOW: MIRACLE ON THE MOUNTAIN (10/12, 7 p.m.)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. GIRLS TRIP, Pine Lounge (10/6-10/7, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)

@ Lincoln Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video meeting, Room 1022 (10/9, 7 p.m.)

@ Spurlock Museum, UIUC, Urbana, IL
AEMS presents AsiaLENS Documentary/Film Series feat. THE APOLOGY (10/1, 7 p.m., free)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
Rewind 92.5 Film Series: HOCUS POCUS (10/7, 2 p.m.)

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: Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2017

September 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!

10/1: Jason Croft (publisher, Bachelor Pad Magazine)
10/4: Cody Prough (filmmaker, Red Lens Productions)
10/4: Jason Christ (actor, TENNESSEE GOTHIC)
10/5: Anna Zorn (still photographer, THE ORIGINS OF WIT & HUMOR)
10/5: Jenny Southlynn (contributor, C-U Confidential)


LOCAL FILMS, ETC.

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
“Shocktober 2017” presents DEVOTION* premiere w/filmmakers (10/4, 7:30 p.m., preceded by THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD)

@ Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Call for Entries for the 13th annual Embarras 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
VICEROY’S HOUSE (9/29 on), National Theatre Live: Yerma with Billie Piper (9/30-10/1, 12 p.m., recorded), Shocktober 2017: “An Evening with Linnea Quigley” feat. THE RETURN OF THE LIVING DEAD, DEVOTION* (10/4, 7:30 p.m.), “Found Footage Festival, Vol. 8” (10/5, 8 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
AMERICAN MADE, FLATLINERS, JUDWAA 2, A QUESTION OF FAITH, TANGLED (re-release), AMERICAN ASSASSIN, HOME AGAIN, IT, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, MOTHER!, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, SPYDER (Tamil or Telugu language) (9/29 on), BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT (10/4, 7 p.m.), BLADE RUNNER 2049, THE MOUNTAIN BETWEEN US, THE STRAY (10/5 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, 47 METERS DOWN, IT STAINS THE SANDS RED, THE BLACK ROOM, L.O.R.D.: LEGEND OF RAVAGING DYNASTIES, SHAMELESS (s7), TAKEN (s1), more! (9/26 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
AMERICAN MADE, FLATLINERS, NEVER SAY DIE, A QUESTION OF FAITH, AMERICAN ASSASSIN, BRAD’S STATUS, FRIEND REQUEST, HOME AGAIN, IT, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, LEAP!, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, MOTHER!, WIND RIVER (9/29 on), THE BOSS BABY (9/29-10/1, 10 a.m.), RIO BRAVO (10/1, 10/4), STEP (10/3, 7 p.m.), MULLY (10/3-10/5, 7 p.m.), JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 (10/4, 7 p.m.), NO GAME NO LIFE ZERO (10/5, 7 p.m.), BLADE RUNNER 2049 (10/5 on)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. BABY DRIVER, Pine Lounge (9/29-9/30, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)

@ Lincoln Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video meeting, Room 1022 (10/2, 7 p.m.)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
THE COMMITMENTS (10/3, 10/5)

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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Content is versatile in AFM views

September 29th, 2017

“Eyeballs on Your Story”
The American Film Market in Santa Monica not only opens eyes to the vast world of entertainment product in the works, but also the numerous markets and media channels through which one’s own product may find success.

by Robin Christian

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Whether you are old school or a Millennial, Steven Spielberg or a newbie, an employee of Warner Bros. or the Weinstein brothers, you are in the same boat with all the rest of us. You can’t guarantee how many people will actually watch your movie. This is because of another “big bang” going on, right here on planet Earth.

“The biggest problem now is blurred lines between indie film and television,” said chief operating officer and president David Glasser of The Weinstein Company, a prolific champion of independent filmmakers since 2005. “We can’t seem to get people off their couches due to great content [they can watch] on their great big 4K televisions.” He was speaking at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel during the conference portion of the 2016 American Film Market (AFM) in Santa Monica, CA.

Yolanda T. Cochran, a co-producer of the award-winning football drama THE BLIND SIDE, added during their AFM financing panel “The 360 View” the whole matrix has changed. “Instead of a ‘see what works’ mentality, we need to show elements that prove the movie will have a return [on investment],” she added. “What do we need to spend to get enough ‘eyeballs’?”

Micah Green, co-head of film finance at the Creative Artists Agency (CAA), thinks Netflix and Amazon throw a huge wrench into theatrical movies and thus have forced a paradigm shift. They spend a lot on original product to stream, putting out very impressive titles that never will see the inside of a commercial theater.

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Calendar: September 22-28, 2017

September 22nd, 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!

9/23: Austin McCann (artistic director, The Art Theater)
9/23: Ryan Marzolph (post production lead, Snapchat)
9/25: Bogdan Heretoiu (producer, LIVING AIKIDO LIFE)
9/27: Robert Hubbard (script supervisor, GOODLAND)


CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

10 Years AgoWeek of Monday, September 24, 2007: Champaign radio producer and “atomic age culture” fan Jason Croft releases the first edition of Bachelor Pad Magazine, emulating the “men’s digests” of the Fifties and partly inspired by the first print issue of C-U Confidential. Croft’s quarterly publication packs in the hallmarks of the era – pulp stories, pin-up photography spreads, cocktail recipes, and so on – as remembered and practiced by the worldwide subculture keeping it alive. Various topics known beyond the neo-burlesque circuit that would appear in the pages of BPM include Bettie Page, the ultimate 20th century pin-up model, Tura Satana, the memorable leather-clad actress at the fore of Russ Meyer’s feature FASTER, PUSSYCAT! KILL! KILL!, and Shag, the popular illustrator loved for his colorful mid-century aesthetic. Also notable is the long-running movie column by Seattle novelist Will Viharo of the “Vic Valentine” private investigator series. Croft has kept BPM on the press ever since, anointing the recent issue 40 as its 10th anniversary number; modern pin-up Kalani Kokonuts graces the cover. As reported on 10/7/07 at CUBlog.


LOCAL FILMS, ETC.

@ Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL
Call for Entries for the 13th annual Embarras 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

@ The Urbana Free Library, Urbana, IL
Protagonist Pizza Productions auditions and food drive (9/23, 12-3 p.m.) Questions: protagonistpizzaproductions [at] gmail [dot] com


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
10th Latin American Film Festival: CHAVELA (9/22, 7:45 p.m.), THE CLAN (9/22, 9/24, 9/27), MADE IN CUBA film shorts + CODIGO COLOR, MEMORIAS short (9/23-9/25), SECOND MOTHER (9/23-9/24, 9/26), ROSA CHUMBE (9/23, 9/26, 9/28), THE CLUB (9/23, 9/25, 9/27), DOLORES (9/24, 9/26), Smart Kids: THE BOOK OF LIFE (9/23-9/24, 11:30 a.m., free), Late Night: SANTA SANGRE (9/22, 9/27-9/28)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
FRIEND REQUEST, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, MULAN (Re-release), AMERICAN ASSASSIN, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, HOME AGAIN, IT, MOTHER!, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, WIND RIVER (9/22 on), SPYDER (2/26 on, in Tamil or Telugu language), STEVE MCQUEEN: AMERICAN ICON (9/28, 7 p.m.), AMERICAN MADE, A QUESTION OF FAITH (9/28 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
WONDER WOMAN, THE BIG SICK, THE HERO, STARSHIP TROOPERS: TRAITORS OF MARS, THE BAD BATCH, GHOST HOUSE, CARTEL, ARROW (s5), BATES MOTEL (s5), more! (9/19 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
BRAD’S STATUS, FRIEND REQUEST, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE, THE LEGO NINJAGO MOVIE, AMERICAN ASSASSIN, THE HITMAN’S BODYGUARD, HOME AGAIN, IT, LEAP!, MOTHER!, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, WIND RIVER (9/22 on), TO CATCH A THIEF (9/24, 9/27), Studio Ghibli Fest: NAUSICAÄ OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND (9/24-9/25, 9/27), SIDEMEN: LONG ROAD TO GLORY (9/26, 7 p.m.), JEEPERS CREEPERS 3 (9/26, 7 p.m.), STEVE MCQUEEN: AMERICAN ICON (9/28, 7 p.m.),

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. DESPICABLE ME 3, Pine Lounge (9/22-9/23, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)

@ Lincoln Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video meeting, Room 1022 (9/25, 7 p.m.)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
The News-Gazette Film Series: LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (9/23)

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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 Embarras 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 Embarras 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 Embarras 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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