Archive for the 'Alums Done Good' Category

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.

Of picks, pans, and “Potato” puns

Friday, October 5th, 2018

Former Champaign County resident Gerry Kissell, a commercial illustrator in science-fiction and military storytelling, has brought back his C-U movie-reviewing alter ego, the Couch Potato Critic. Dine in and read on!

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.

Logan elucidates on Lindsay logic

Wednesday, June 20th, 2018

Last fall, the New Art Film Festival tried to introduce you to central Illinois’ first major contributor to film history. Only a handful attended. Remedy your situation by watching our first-ever video release on the same.

SEEDS, more sewn in busy spring

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Diversity is key to experiencing this wide world through film. Witness it through our previews of SEEDS, UNDERGROUND SOUND, THE ART OF SITTING QUIETLY AND DOING NOTHING, and – yes – TURKISH STAR WARS!

CA 2017 crosses 2018 threshold

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

Beautiful in their low-gloss execution, the animated shorts CASTLE ASSHOLE 2017 and THE CROSSING bridge time frames in both a filmmaker’s growth and the Champaign-Urbana film scene’s evolution.

Sins of SHERIFF reflect history

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

THE SHERIFF’S CHILDREN, produced by Mike Boedicker and Roselawn Productions Ltd. (formerly) of Danville, is a high-quality period piece with conscience. Here, we share details and a trailer for your consideration.

BOOK to keep you AWAKE tonight

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

The Normal Theater in Normal, IL, will present two new local films, AWAKE and BLACK BOOK, during a prime time event tonight, Wednesday, May 3, 2017. Based on available descriptions, expect the unexpected!

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!