Archive for the 'Alums Done Good' Category

In My Backyard: Year 10

Saturday, March 4th, 2017

The start of Year 10 must have been so zen that we neglected the annual address. Therefore, we’re posting plug-and-play content as we count down and lead up to Year 12! This time, we posit media creation for all.

Museum, theater note film history

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Are old buildings and community centerpieces your bag? Then you might consider either or both of these events at the Lincoln Square Theatre in Decatur and McLean County Museum of History in Bloomington!

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.

‘I DO’ to set HCA ablaze tonight

Saturday, April 30th, 2016

The latest from Predestined Arts & Entertainment of Springfield, BEFORE ‘I DO,’ will premiere at that city’s Hoogland Center for the Arts tonight, April 30, 2016. Director Kimberly D. Conner helps us preview the show!

C-U Film Leader: 2.17.2016

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “The C-U Film Leader,” we talk about celebrity sightings to come, single-screen venues to preserve, and miscellany du C-U for all to behold!

C-U Film Leader: 11.12.2015

Thursday, November 12th, 2015

In this edition of C-U Blogfidential’s all-purpose column, “The C-U Film Leader,” we talk about the brand-new Art Co-op memberships, several things Ebert/fest, and the Damian Duffy Hates Everything podcast!

IOW: Gritty twin bill to chill Con

Saturday, September 19th, 2015

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: The Dark History Con of Champaign welcomes veteran dark artist Hart D. Fisher and his infamous locally-filmed opus, THE GARBAGE MAN, back to town.

IOW: STRANGE to see no BloNo

Saturday, August 22nd, 2015

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: Let’s take a whirlwind tour of Bloomington-Normal, Illinois, on film … even though it took trips the world over for various filmmakers to depict the BloNo home front!

Knocking on KICKAPOO’s door

Friday, June 5th, 2015

The largest rock music gathering ever in central Illinois is chronicled in INCIDENT AT KICKAPOO CREEK, the long-in-the-works film by R.C. Raycraft of Raycraft Productions International.

SMO knows the Left Coast outré

Saturday, March 21st, 2015

In our continuing quest to educate you on the video unknown, we tell you a bit about Champaign native and Los Angeles independent filmmaker Samuel M. Oldham.

Noting the needful film things

Saturday, January 31st, 2015

We challenge you, dearest arts supporters, to jump right on in and help out these efforts. We would not have Champaign-Urbana film culture without ’em!

1970 was a very DEMONOID year

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Fool your friends! Fluster your fellow film fans! Flock to Chicago’s The Elbo Room for a fantastic fundraiser to benefit Juan Francisco Moctezuma’s newest horror freak-out, DEMONOID (1970)!

Q&A du C-U: Paul Karpenko

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

EXTRA! Interview with the series creator of RE-ELECTION.

IOW: If the Shoestring fits…

Saturday, November 8th, 2014

From the “Images of the Week” Dept.: We’re never ones to let good material go wasted … even if we’re a few years late! Here’s a 2004 flashback of former UIUC students, including Illini Film & Video alum Paul Karpenko, making ASSASSINS.