Archive for the 'Sad Places' Category

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…

IOW: We are all SHORTCHANGED

Friday, January 2nd, 2015

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Investigative reporting by The Pantagraph in Bloomington focuses on helping the mentally ill more effectively in the video, SHORTCHANGED.

Article du C-U: Ebertfest ’14, pt.2

Friday, July 11th, 2014

New informants bring their perspectives to the table in highlighting “Ebertfest” 2014. In the second filing, Brian Paris navigates the crest of emotion that greeted LIFE ITSELF.