Archive for October, 2007

Happy Halloween from CUBlog!

Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Remember the three rules of caring for C-U Confidential: 1. Keep it out of sunlight, 2. Never get it wet, and 3. Never read it after midnight. Kapeesh?

Rosenstein, Ebertfest earn ACEs

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

On October 18, 2007, local filmmaker Jay Rosenstein and Ebertfest each won an ACE Award, given out annually by the 40 North 88 West arts council of Champaign County.

Coming Soon: Oct-Nov 2007

Thursday, October 25th, 2007

Coming Soon: THE HOUSE ON HAUNTED HILL and WHEN WORLDS COLLIDE at Normal Theater, Normal, IL (10/25-28/07), NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968) at Avon Theatre, Decatur, IL (10/26/07), Community Planning Month Film Festival at Urbana City Council Chambers, Urbana IL (10/28/07), CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE at Avon Theatre, Decatur, IL (10/31/07), and “Film Exposed” workshop at 131 GSLIS Building, UIUC, Champaign, IL (11/2/07).

Pardon our digital dust…

Saturday, October 20th, 2007

Oft-ignored corners of the C-U Blogfidential universe finally get their due. In this episode, a quartet of Pages beefs up with useful and mind-boggling information.

Register for IFV competition now!

Friday, October 19th, 2007

The Illini Film & Video club of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced that registration for its “49 Hour Film Competition” will last from October 19 to October 31, 2007. The actual competition will take place between November 2 and November 4, 2007.

Coming Soon: Oct 2007 pt.3

Thursday, October 18th, 2007

Coming Soon: IN THE BEDROOM at 319 Gregory Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL (10/18/07), DIVIDED WE FALL at 1080 Foreign Language Building, UIUC, Urbana, IL (10/18/07), BROTHER 2 at G17 Foreign Language Building, UIUC, Urbana, IL (10/18/07), Springfield and Central Illinois Film Commission meeting at Kick’s, Springfield, IL (10/18/07), Schoolhouse Film Festival at Normal Theater, Normal, IL (10/18-21/07), Gangster film conference at 1080 Foreign Language Building, UIUC, Urbana, IL (10/19-20/07), and THE WAR OF THE WORLDS (1953) at Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL (10/19-20/07).

NBC attracts His Airness to C-U

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

Article in Champaign daily The News-Gazette about the taping of a segment for NBC’s The Today Show in Champaign-Urbana featuring University of Illinois men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber, freshman walk-on player Jeff Jordan, and his father Michael Jordan. Also, your editor bitches (for the first time in a while) about a usual suspect.

ACT YOUR AGE local premiere

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

ACT YOUR AGE, the fourth feature-length movie from Champaign, IL-based Dreamscape Cinema, will have its local premiere at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on November 14, 2007.

Coming Soon: Oct 2007 pt.2

Saturday, October 13th, 2007

Coming Soon: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW at the Avon Theatre, Decatur, IL (10/12-13/07), the Food Film Fest at 180 Bevier Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL (10/14/07), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (1925) at the Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL (10/15/07), MUTINY: ASIANS STORM BRITISH MUSIC at 217 Noyes Lab, UIUC, Urbana, IL (10/16/07), and THE GENERAL at the Avon Theatre, Decatur, IL (10/17/07).

From exotica to the “Eclectic”

Sunday, October 7th, 2007

Your editor plays hooky from C-U Blogfidential to travel both forks down the publishing road, providing words + pix for “The Eclectic Screening Room” and the way-out layout for “Bachelor Pad Magazine.”