Archive for the 'Media Coverage' Category

Ebertfest ‘19 starts on QUIET note

Friday, February 15th, 2019

Even though the 21st iteration of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival will not arrive until April, fans can get an early look at the first announced selection, A YEAR OF THE QUIET SUN, direct from Poland if they so choose.

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.

Africa focus of NOW! artist’s films

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2019

The Urbana Public Television/Urbana Public Arts Program series ART NOW! returns to filmmaker territory with an episode on Bourema “Ibrahim” Ouedraogo, a Burkina Faso native recently settled in Champaign.

And another NAFF bites the dust…

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

We may have legitimacy, dependability, and a long track record, but we don’t have all the answers. Who does? It’s time to reflect on the need for the New Art Film Festival in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.

In My Backyard: Year 12

Monday, October 22nd, 2018

“In My Backyard” Year 12 was obviously shelved, so here we go again at long last. We’re posting plug-and-play content as we now count down and lead up to Year 14. This time, we correct course on passionate words.

Oscar nominated UI alumni gone

Monday, September 24th, 2018

University of Illinois alumni Richard Greenberg and Thomas Rickman, who built Hollywood careers as a main titles designer and screenplay writer, respectively, passed away during the summer months of 2018.

BAD in good company at Redbox

Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

The most recent feature-length production from Dreamscape Cinema of Champaign, BAD COMPANY, exploded into the domestic marketplace through MTI Home Video on August 28, 2018.

Savor 2001 in 70mm all week long

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2018

2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY returns to local theaters during the next two weeks in 70mm at the Virginia Theatre and IMAX at the GKC Savoy 16. Read further for more about what you can expect!

STREETS team filling roles at IMC

Friday, August 10th, 2018

A final casting call for the Danish/German/U.S. independent film production DEATH ON THE STREETS will be held August 11, 2018, at the Independent Media center in Urbana, IL.

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.