Archive for the 'Public Events' Category

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!

FOW: Discover CONRAD on April 9

Friday, April 7th, 2017

From the “Flicker of the Week” Dept.: Back for one week only, “FOW” suggests a viewing of TONY CONRAD: COMPLETELY IN THE PRESENT at the Art Theater Co-op in Champaign, IL, on Sunday, April 9, 2017.

Ebertfest 2017 films revealed

Friday, March 31st, 2017

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

‘Dance’ to be last FOW, FWIW

Saturday, March 18th, 2017

From the “Flicker of the Week” Dept.: Our critic’s pick segment concludes with a look at “Did You Know We Taught Them How to Dance?”, scheduled to close after March 25, 2017, at Krannert Art Museum in Champaign, IL.

Cyberfest 20th not quite ver. 2.0

Monday, March 13th, 2017

A favorite happening of campus history past returns in the present as “Cyberfest 20th Anniversary” tonight, Monday, March 13, 2017, at the UI National Center for Supercomputing Applications in Urbana, Illinois.

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.

Once Bonded, Brew & View thrice

Wednesday, January 4th, 2017

We will never again witness the kind of public movie presentations The Octopus and friends selected to play the Brew & View at the Thunderbird in Urbana, IL, two long decades ago. Creepy! Edgy!! Too Damn Wild!!!

Selections play to NAFF strength

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

The seventh annual New Art Film Festival provided a memorable night in celebration of local filmmaking, but more importantly it gave the Champaign-Urbana, IL, community something to think about.

Dynamic NAFF jolts static C-U

Friday, October 28th, 2016

It’s time for the World Series of locally-made film to finally return after a 12-month drought! Renourish your senses of truly independent cinema during the New Art Film Festival on Sunday, October 30, 2016, in Champaign, IL!

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!

Fear not, NAFF VII lands Oct. 30

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Don’t let the words “somber” and “serious” discourage you from attending the seventh annual New Art Film Festival on Sunday, October 30, 2016, at the Art Theater Co-op. It’s a sign of our times.

Trev tribute on tap at NOLA fest

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

Colleagues are paying tribute this weekend to New Orleans, LA, resident Trevor Alan Taylor, a multimedia artist and promoter as well as former Champaign resident, who passed away this summer at age 34.

NAFFnado 7 hitting C-U in 2016!

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Despite rumors to the contrary, what happens in Chambana does NOT have to stay in Chambana … although it’s not a bad place to start! Throw caution to the wind, then, and submit to the 2016 New Art Film Festival!

Outdoor movie fever hits highway

Friday, June 10th, 2016

The city of Monticello, Illinois, has announced an outdoor movie screening series and will kick it off at dusk on June 10, 2016, with the local production MY DOG THE SPACE TRAVELER!