Archive for the 'Streaming Cinema' Category

Millikin, UI makers will show films

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Student film showcases have bloomed in downstate Illinois! We point you toward one virtual and two physical events based at Millikin U. in Decatur and U. Illinois in Urbana. Are u ready to attend?

MVD gives Jay Bennett RSD love

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

The late musician and Urbana resident Jay Bennett is the subject of new documentary and record releases, WHERE ARE YOU, JAY BENNETT?, now available nationwide through MVD Entertainment Group.

Local lore informs SIGNAL, LANE

Tuesday, January 11th, 2022

The specters of Illinois urban legends form the basis of a pair of brand-new indie features, LANTERN’S LANE from Vertical Entertainment and BROADCAST SIGNAL INTRUSION from Dark Sky Films.

Footage finds way into POV redux

Friday, November 19th, 2021

A made-in-southern Illinois micro-budget indie, UNLISTED OWNER, has come back on the market as DIRECTORS CUT. We chat with its realtor, young and upcoming genre filmmaker Jed Brian.

New is NFTy for OWNER director

Monday, November 15th, 2021

The creators of UNLISTED OWNER strike again! This time, they stake out real estate in blockchain territory with their original made-for-NFT short film, TRICK NOT TREAT. Purchase the key today!

Lost IL indie flays DEAD BODIES

Monday, November 8th, 2021

Illinois native Shea VanLaningham tried to crack the indie horror market with DEAD BODIES EVERYWHERE some 10 years ago. We thought it had been long buried. We were dead wrong.

Wave of terror SLAYS the state

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Trick or treat! Five indie horror flicks originating in or adjacent to the meat-and-potatoes midsection of Illinois make the cut in our new marathon report. Come along for the haywire hayride, hardy souls!

Rural fiends take root on Amazon

Tuesday, October 12th, 2021

A new crop of American horror stories from the Prairie State are coming soon to C-U Blogfidential, and here we preview two: C.O.R.N: A FIELD OF SCREAMS and UNLISTED OWNER. Aw, shuck!

CAMP site of Chase & Shep jollity!

Thursday, September 2nd, 2021

Lost in the woods for several years, the ‘Q&A du C-U’ department returns all possessed and shizz! Today, we talk CHASE AND SHEP’S SUMMER CAMP OF HORRORS! with co-creator Chase Todd of Savoy.

Early Kacmarynski creeps onto BD

Thursday, May 27th, 2021

Burning Bulb Publishing has released Champaign filmmaker Jeff Kacmarynski’s long-unseen first feature, DISSOLUTION. We speak with the writer/director about it and upcoming projects.

Grab snacks and dig DA BIG ZIP

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

We veer off the normal story beats in central Illinois to visit with Nick Alonzo and company up in Chicago, whose new flick DA BIG ZIP plays virtually this afternoon at 3 p.m. Take in an ultra indie today! Tickets cheap!

TubiTV incorporates C-U movies

Thursday, September 24th, 2020

We delved into the Tubi platform and retrieved intel on movies from both the history of Ebertfest and the fabric of our very being in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. Links aplenty now await you!