Archive for the 'Bittersweet Places' Category

If a pic paints a 530-word post…

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

Recent life necessities have forced me to sort out a lot of things. At least I get to keep the can.

One of these days, I’m going to…

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

There might as well be something soothing about this and, surprise, it doesn’t come from the cinema.

Student art doc wins BEA award

Monday, August 3rd, 2020

What is reasonable give-and-take when a city is attempting to improve its central hub? The student project MAKING A MURAL illustrates the issue with an artistic conundrum in Normal, Illinois.

Cicadas fashioned to fit allegory

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Once again, the archives at MFHQ trigger your humble editor into remembering times of a different creative energy. Herein we have evidence of his stab at fashioning attire for a lost short film project.

CUBlog open to resuming CUZine

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Our second post today is to field the idea of publishing the next issue of C-U Confidential this year. For the interim, we will need to handle it different since it began in 2007. Are you on board?

NAFF website indefinitely closed

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Our first post today is to announce the website for the New Art Film Festival has been retired. What transpires in the future for the NAFF will dictate whether it will be of service to the C-U as before.

Help fundraise for riot, rock docs

Monday, April 6th, 2020

A pair of documentaries with downstate Illinois ties, WHITE HEAT/BLACK ASHES and WHERE ARE YOU, JAY BENNETT?, are close to completion. If interested and able, why not nudge them along?

Our resolution will be CUBlogged

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

We’re not sure what to tell you. Chances are good our reel life will give way to real life. It may mean the end, a new beginning, a suspended animation, a salvage mission. Choosing your own misadventure sucks.

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.

Feeling a little bit MICRO, are we?

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

What a crock of hooey. The Art Theater is closing. The New Art Film Festival is in limbo. C-U Confidential #10 is still not fully distributed. What next? Oh, yes. We’ll always have MICRO-FILM. Right.