Archive for the 'Happy Places' Category

Grab snacks and dig DA BIG ZIP

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

We veer off the normal story beats in central Illinois to visit with Nick Alonzo and company up in Chicago, whose new flick DA BIG ZIP plays virtually this afternoon at 3 p.m. Take in an ultra indie today! Tickets cheap!

ISU video crew high on ‘Mother’

Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

As an aside to a tangent, we vicariously saunter about Mother Murphy’s of Normal, IL, thanks to another student project born at Illinois State University, ANYTHING BUT NORMAL. Take a trip with us!

Kids’ vids preserve Pens to Lens

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

When life hands you lemons, make the best movies possible with limited means! This is the lesson behind the children-led Pens to Lens show that premiered virtually at Facebook on August 15, 2020.

Talents come together in support

Friday, July 10th, 2020

Singing words of wisdom, the numerous folks behind a new audio/video rendition of “Let it Be” want their Champaign-Urbana neighbors to feel better about our future and invest in the care of others.

Grab a badge to mark NAFF 10th

Saturday, April 18th, 2020

Even though two out of the three pictured here are on a hard pause, we wear our DIY doings like badges of honor. You can too, citizens and alumni of Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

‘Birthday’ offers fresh QT dialogue

Thursday, October 24th, 2019

BearManor Media released ‘My Best Friend’s Birthday: The Making of a Quentin Tarantino Film’ by Andrew J. Rausch on October 6, 2019. Myths are dispelled, truth is unearthed, and Ye Ed contributes a few words to it!

Stop at Pipa’s for ‘Red Light’ event

Sunday, July 14th, 2019

Champaign, IL, native and author Colin Price will celebrate the release of his first book, ‘Red Light and Other Tales,’ at Pipa’s Pub on Sunday, July 14, 2019. The meet-and-greet begins at 8 p.m. Be there, not square!

URBANA sets off Freaky flashback

Friday, June 7th, 2019

On the lighter side, there are few film things we remember more fondly than the Freaky Film Festival of Champaign. Circa 2019, the internet allows us to revisit a few former Freaky movies, circa 1999. Indulge!

Que será, será, CUZine 10 will be

Friday, January 25th, 2019

We are legitimately excited to be able to issue C-U Confidential #10, folks, although it’s clear we won’t be doing Confidential business as usual going forward. Give us a moment to have a moment, then.

VinSyn nabs UI film fugitive SHOT

Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

On rare occasion, the strange little dreams we dream at MFHQ come true! Vinegar Syndrome will re-release the infamous UIUC student-made film SHOT in high definition later in 2018. Who knew?!?