Archive for the 'Sad Places' Category

Freaky Film friend needs our help

Friday, May 31st, 2019

People are paramount over the places and things in MICRO-FILM Country. Agreed? Then, you won’t mind if we address how you can help ease the financial bind of a friend and mother due to a major health crisis.

One less haunt remains in the C-U

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Espresso Royale on Daniel Street in Champaign, IL, will be closed and torn down, but we’ll always have our memories and film evidence of the coffee spot. What film evidence, you say? It’s minor, but, it exists!

Oscar nominated UI alumni gone

Monday, September 24th, 2018

University of Illinois alumni Richard Greenberg and Thomas Rickman, who built Hollywood careers as a main titles designer and screenplay writer, respectively, passed away during the summer months of 2018.

Indie Art Con is non-starter in C-U

Sunday, August 5th, 2018

Both C-U Confidential and editor Jason Pankoke made rare public appearances at the inaugural Indie Art Convention & Film Festival in Savoy on July 14, 2018. Unfortunately, very few others took in the show.

Fresh CUZine ink is best aroma

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Out on the streets, constructive reading can be hard to come by. Luckily, Champaign-Urbana, we have a solution for you this holiday weekend! We also pay respects to our editor’s late uncle, a Navy veteran.

There will be hell toupée in D.C.

Friday, January 20th, 2017

It is rare for us to offer a rational lampoon on the politics of our day, but, here it is! We go top-heavy with humor as WILLIAM SHATNER LENT ME HIS HAIRPIECE jogs past memories and jib-jabs a presidential transition of power.

IOW: DP did BLOOD work in C-U

Saturday, January 23rd, 2016

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Two titans of cinematography, gone. Three footnotes in Champaign-Urbana film history, remembered. Four rare archival photos, presented in full FLESH AND BLOOD.

FOW: Bowie exits EARTH for stars

Friday, January 15th, 2016

In the premiere of our “Flicker of the Week” Dept.: British superstar David Bowie left five decades’ worth of artistic output here on planet Earth, including two curious fantasy films playing local theaters this weekend.

Veritable vault of video to vanish

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015

We had a good thing going, you and we, but the forces of media upheaval, consumer complacency, and altogether reasonable life changes have pried us apart as feared. Don’t you cry, TR. We’ll always have Chambana.

Building NAFF-ticipation no longer

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

The sixth annual New Art Film Festival is … not accepting entries just yet. Read on, MacNAFFs…