Archive for the 'Public Events' Category

Art to present Chicago film series

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The Art Theater in Champaign launches a promising new series featuring Illinois films and Illinois stories today, May 22, 2018, with a presentation of ALL THE QUEEN’S HORSES directed by Kelly Richmond Pope.

SEEDS, more sewn in busy spring

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Diversity is key to experiencing this wide world through film. Witness it through our previews of SEEDS, UNDERGROUND SOUND, THE ART OF SITTING QUIETLY AND DOING NOTHING, and – yes – TURKISH STAR WARS!

Student fests to fill semester’s end

Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

We have a hunch this bunch of University of Campus shows will bring you insight as to what today’s students think about film. Feminist Film Festival, IIllinifest, and Golden Corn Film Festival will welcome your audience!

Ebertfest 2018 films revealed

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2018

The College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced the movies to be showcased at the twentieth annual edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival.

Points made on C-U film timeline

Thursday, March 1st, 2018

It was inevitable. We had to start putting all this popular and arcane knowledge to good use somehow. Therefore, we’ve begun fitting a few of those pieces into place on our new Plot Points du C-U page!

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!

Shocktober Fest a lock for Oct. 3

Thursday, February 8th, 2018

You want to put more shock in our theaters? Please do! The Art Theater in Champaign has revealed plans for their first Shocktober Film Festival on October 3, 2018, and seeks horror-filled short subjects to present.

Suede Chain to art-rock C-U anew

Saturday, January 6th, 2018

It is our sworn duty to trot out the evidence of independent filmmaking in Champaign-Urbana when the opportunity arises. The Suede Chain finally got back together, so therefore we discuss their DREAM WHEEL CIRCUS.

CA 2017 crosses 2018 threshold

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Beautiful in their low-gloss execution, the animated shorts CASTLE ASSHOLE 2017 and THE CROSSING bridge time frames in both a filmmaker’s growth and the Champaign-Urbana film scene’s evolution.

Sins of SHERIFF reflect history

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

THE SHERIFF’S CHILDREN, produced by Mike Boedicker and Roselawn Productions Ltd. (formerly) of Danville, is a high-quality period piece with conscience. Here, we share details and a trailer for your consideration.

WORDS hurt, heal in debut short

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

Malachi Entertainment of Urbana is a brand-new umbrella for media storytelling projects produced by screenwriter Jarrod Finn. Today, we provide you a peek at the group’s first film accomplishment, WORDS.

Silents liven up a calm NAFF night

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Against all logic and geography, the eighth annual New Art Film Festival provided the citizens of Champaign-Urbana, IL, the local film compilation they were promised. We have some closing remarks on the show.

Eighth NAFF to be LE in scope

Wednesday, August 16th, 2017

No NAFF news is not good news, especially at this time of year, so we’re happy to finally drop the skinny on the 2017 New Art Film Festival and announce the Call for Entries period is underway!

BOOK to keep you AWAKE tonight

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

The Normal Theater in Normal, IL, will present two new local films, AWAKE and BLACK BOOK, during a prime time event tonight, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Based on available descriptions, expect the unexpected!