Archive for the 'For the Children' Category

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.

Youth expressed positively in films

Monday, August 19th, 2019

‘Tis the season for learning as the school year rushes in, but any time is golden for inspiring our youth. Students living in the Champaign-Urbana area have options aplenty to do just that, even with filmmaking.

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.

FIELDS gives STEM a sci-fi sheen

Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Swede Films and the University of Illinois’ Material Research Science and Engineering Center have revealed a first look at the Web series MAGNETIC FIELDS. We share it and news on other teachable moments right here!

C-U studio earning showbiz SLICE

Tuesday, January 29th, 2019

Little more than 10 years ago, Shatterglass Studios premiered their short film PRELUDE in a small-town theater. Today, the producers based in Champaign, IL, create on a much grander scale.

View Pens to Lens ’18 films today

Friday, August 24th, 2018

If you did not attend the Pens to Lens Gala on August 11, 2018, you missed out on a fantastic chance to see children’s imaginations in action. Lucky for you, P2L always releases the goods shortly after!

STRIPPER flick lets it rip tonight!

Saturday, April 7th, 2018

Comedy, chaos, and cameos galore will mark the return of THE STRIPPER RIPPER movie to Vintage Villains in Danville, IL, later tonight, April 7, 2018. Let Ripper the Clown entertain you once more!

UI campus mixes TICKS with flicks

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

You can attend either the Insect Fear Film Festival or Sustainability Shorts Film Festival at the University of Illinois this Saturday, February 24, 2018, or submit work to the Illinifest Student Film Festival. Readers’ choice!

Museum, theater note film history

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Are old buildings and community centerpieces your bag? Then you might consider either or both of these events at the Lincoln Square Theatre in Decatur and McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington!