The 15th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival will give the Midwest its first public look at the documentary HOOPESTON, produced by New York-based indie SYNYDYNE, this Thursday, October 30, 2008.
Archive for October, 2008
PROCEED AND BE BOLD!, a new documentary by former Illini Film & Video stalwart Laura Zinger and Brown Finch Films, will be shown Saturday, October 25, 2008, at 7 p.m. in the Armory Building on the University of Illinois campus.
The good news: March 3, 2009, is the release date for MICRO-FILM 8. The bad news: We’ve decided to shelve The CineMicroGraph after one issue.
Have you read Roger Ebert’s reaction to our October 17, 2008, item regarding LincolnFest, or Jay Rosenstein’s comments about our September 21, 2008, item pertaining to UI-7?
COBB FIELD, the latest production from Callan Films of Effingham, IL, will have its local premiere at the Rosebud Theatre in Effingham on Monday, October 20, 2008.
Article in Champaign daily The News-Gazette about the signing of veteran actor Hal Holbrook to appear at LincolnFest in downtown Champaign on March 12-15, 2009. Also, your editor bitches about ill-chosen words by well-meaning people.
Interview on Champaign Web site SmilePolitely.com with Joshua Caudle, the new owner of the Lorraine Theatre in Hoopeston, IL.
Champaign Movie Makers, a group dedicated to fostering independent and personal filmmaking in the Champaign-Urbana area, will next meet at Shatterglass Studios in Urbana, IL, on Tuesday, October 14, 2008.
Help the crew of Brainsmart Productions abscond with moolah to beautify WEREWOLF CEMETERY: Issue 4, currently filming in an abandoned movie theater near you, by attending the Brainsmart show at Mike n’ Molly’s in downtown Champaign on Monday, October 13, 2008.
Article in Bloomington daily The Pantagraph about the taping of a television special at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in downtown Bloomington, IL, called SKATING FOR LIFE BENEFITING SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE, that will air on the NBC network Saturday, October 25, 2008.
Huntress, a cyborg warrior from the future, arrives in the present to stop the spread of an alien collective consciousness in ROBOGIRL, a mobisode series just released on DVD by Champaign’s Dark Maze Studios.
Boardman’s Art Theatre in Champaign, IL, is playing the Sundance Film Festival winner TROUBLE THE WATER from October 6, 2008, through October 9, 2008, with directors Carl Deal, Jr., and Tia Lessin in attendance.
Coming Soon: Sixth annual AEMS Asian Film Festival @ Boardman’s Art Theatre, Champaign, IL (10/3-5/08), THE VISITOR @ Normal Theater, Normal, IL (10/4-5/08), IPRH Film Series @ 62 Krannert Art Museum, UIUC, Urbana, IL (10/9-11/13/08), THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW @ Avon Theater, Decatur, IL (10/24-25/08), and Fourth annual Tournees French Film Festival @ Boardman’s Art Theatre, Champaign, IL (10/31-11/6/08).