Archive for the 'Public Events' 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!

Virus fells Orpheum, shorts Avon

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Nationwide consensus is that small businesses and organizations will get raked over the coals before the pandemic is over. We look at how a first-run, mixed-use, and former movie theater are doing.

Let’s all go to the ‘Movies,’ C-U

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Once upon a time, next to no one in our society knew how to make movies. Traveling impresarios of a century ago made sure to tease the average citizen with the possibilities in programs like ‘Making Movies.’

Fellow fests worth a NAFF shout

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

In an ideal situation, the New Art Film Festival would be joining other downstate Illinois film events in engaging and enthralling you. In this case, the NAFF cheers on their festival friends from afar.

‘Shows’ page details past NAFFs

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

We’ve finally built a permanent home for the New Art Film Festival on C-U Blogfidental via the ‘Picture Shows du C-U’ page. Did you know we write more than posts on CUBlog? Read about it!

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!

C-U cinema hits a slippery slope

Monday, March 23rd, 2020

The scenes from a film culture that we have been watching mostly from afar fill us with mild disenchantment instead of wonder. And then we were ordered to self-shelter and keep personal spaces to ourselves. Joy.

CMM to view 48-hour films tonight

Monday, February 24th, 2020

Handiwork by the teams who participated in this weekend’s 48-hour challenge will be shown tonight, February 24, 2020, during the monthly Champaign Movie Makers meeting at the Champaign Public Library.

KNFFF to freak us good on Dec. 7

Thursday, December 5th, 2019

A new movie show is about to land on the (snow) banks of Champaign-Urbana in the effort to freak us out … for fun! The Krampusnacht Freeky Film Festival will fill up SoDo Theatre on December 7, 2019.

Alas, no NAFF 2019 show for you

Friday, November 22nd, 2019

There’s really not much more to say on behalf of the New Art Film Festival. We need a short break from it publicly, starting now, even though we won’t get a break from it privately until further notice.