Archive for the 'Bittersweet Places' Category

Art Theater seeks $25K, film at 11

Thursday, February 28th, 2019

We are happy to see Champaign-Urbana, IL, once again vote with their wallets to help keep the Art Theater afloat, despite the imposition. Also, anybody ever hear of a flick called 100 BUCK HUSTLE?

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.

Que será, será, CUZine 10 will be

Friday, January 25th, 2019

We are legitimately excited to be able to issue C-U Confidential #10, folks, although it’s clear we won’t be doing Confidential business as usual going forward. Give us a moment to have a moment, then.

…So we will rock you with CUZine

Thursday, November 8th, 2018

We may also have legitimacy and dependability in our print history, but our budget lifeline has dried up. It’s finally time to beg and grovel publicly for help to put C-U Confidential back on the board.

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 9

Wednesday, February 8th, 2017

The start of Year 9 must have been so fine that we neglected the annual address. Therefore, we’re posting plug-and-play content as we count down and lead up to Year 12! Today, we renew a promise once voiced on CUBlog.

MFHQ #1: Our “Xanadu” and you

Saturday, January 28th, 2017

In the premiere of C-U Blogfidential’s new department, “Secret MFHQ,” we propose a virtual show-and-tell that is focused on cool items located at the Secret MICRO-FILM Headquarters in Champaign, IL.

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!!!

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.