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, January 30: Eric Watkins (music composer, THE THINKING MOLECULES OF TITAN) … celebrate!
@ The Art Theater Co-op, Champaign, IL: SELMA (1/30-2/1, 2/4-2/5), The Oscar Nominated Short Films 2015: Animation (1/30-2/1, 2/4-2/5), Live Action (1/31-2/5), The Land Conservation Foundation, the Illinois Program in Law and Philosophy, and the Women and Gender in Global Perspectives Program present A FIERCE GREEN FIRE (2/2, 7 p.m.), Essential Cinema 006: M (1931; 1/30, 1/31, 2/5, 10 p.m.; 2/3, 7:30 p.m. w/discussion)
@ Pine Lounge, Main Floor, Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL: Illini Union Board presents “Friday Night Films” feat. DUMB AND DUMBER TO (1/30, 7 p.m., free)
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL: Reel Deals presents “Cold Weather Comedy” feat. THE BLUES BROTHERS (1/30, 7 p.m.), FERRIS BUELLER’S DAY OFF (1/31, 1 & 7 p.m.), Reel Deals presents ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE, NO GOOD, VERY BAD DAY (2/3-2/5, 7 p.m.)
@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL: THE GREAT INVISIBLE (2/2, 5 & 7 p.m.)
@ Room 104, English Building, UIUC, Urbana, IL: Illini Film & Video meeting (2/5, 8 p.m.)
@ That’s Rentertainment, Champaign, IL: FURY, THE JUDGE, THE BOOK OF LIFE, BEFORE I GO TO SLEEP, MY OLD LADY, ART AND CRAFT, DOWNTON ABBEY (s5), more! (1/27 on)
@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL: WHIPLASH, AMERICAN SNIPER, THE IMITATION GAME (1/30 on), “More of the Best of Hitchcock” film classes (Thursdays through 3/19, register @ the Avon)
@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL: GROUNDHOG DAY (1/29-1/30, 7 p.m.), EchoLight Cinemas presents World Premiere: HOOVEY w/director Sean McNamara & filmmakers, meet-and-greet event (1/31, 7 p.m., $25), HOOVEY (2/1-2/4, 7 p.m., $8, tickets sold 2/2-2/4 benefit local organizations; 2/5, 7 p.m., sold out, benefits Advocate BroMenn)
@ AMC Parkway 8 Theatre, Springfield, IL: Springfield Art Association presents the Molly Schlich Independent | International Film Series feat. IDA (2/1, 1 & 4 p.m.; 2/3, 7 p.m.)
@ The Lincoln Theater 4, Lincoln, IL: PROJECT ALMANAC, STRANGE MAGIC, AMERICAN SNIPER, PADDINGTON (1/30 on)
@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL: AMERICAN SNIPER (1/30-2/4)
@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL: ANNIE (1/30-2/1)
@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL: Save the Lorraine Foundation fundraiser screenings feat. THE BOOK OF LIFE (1/30-2/1)
@ Gene Siskel Film Center/Columbia College, Chicago, IL: 26th annual Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival (through 2/1)
@ various venues, Park City, UT: 31st annual Sundance Film Festival (through 2/1)
@ Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In, Gibson City, IL: Closed for the season!
@ Route 66 Twin Drive-In, Springfield, IL: Closed for the season!
@ Centerbrook Drive-In, Martinsville, IN: Closed for the season!
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!