Archive for the 'Public Events' Category

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!

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!!!