Archive for February, 2010

From the serious to the silly…

Friday, February 26th, 2010

A smattering of singular movie shows bring a little variety to area screens this weekend, including a locally-produced featurette, a Bollywood thriller, Oscar-nominated shorts, and two creature features.

CUZineShow II set for April

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

Yes, there’s more than enough material available to fill up a second C-U Confidential Local Movie Show this coming April at the Art Theater in downtown Champaign. Silly naysayers.

CMM meets Tuesday, Feb. 23

Monday, February 22nd, 2010

Champaign Movie Makers, a group dedicated to fostering independent and personal filmmaking in the Champaign-Urbana area, will next meet at the M2 Building in downtown Champaign, IL, on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.

Hess expands Art’s canvas

Saturday, February 20th, 2010

It’s Unofficial Litmus Test Week at the Art Theater in downtown Champaign, IL, where new operator Sanford Hess will begin testing the threshold of how creative his programming choices can get and still fly with his patrons.

Bonuses scarce for ADM story

Saturday, February 13th, 2010

Now that we know the hoped-for “sleeper” success of THE INFORMANT! turned out to be one extended yawner, we turn from the film craft to the box office and consider what exactly went wrong.

Rocha settles in for WINTER

Thursday, February 4th, 2010

Decatur area native and former Champaign resident Alaric Rocha returns downstate this weekend to shoot his latest short film, WINTER IN LOUISIANA.

IMCFF 2010 movies revealed

Monday, February 1st, 2010

The IMC Film Festival returns to celebrate the art of cinematography later this week during February 5-7, 2010, at the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center in the old Post Office building in downtown Urbana, IL.

INFORMANT! vids out Feb. 23

Monday, February 1st, 2010

It’s almost time to relive the conspiracy again and again in the comfort of your own home, as Warner Home Video plans to release THE INFORMANT! on DVD and Blu-ray on Tuesday, February 23, 2010.