Archive for May, 2020

UI ghosts linger on and off screen

Friday, May 29th, 2020

University of Illinois students a generation apart do their on-camera best to convince viewers that campus spirits drift among us. Their existence somewhat haunts your humble editor to this day.

Oblong title is truth in advertising

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

Two decades have passed since Mike Trippiedi cut loose the slasher spoof BUCKY McSNEAD on Champaign-Urbana. How will the rest of Illinois fare when THE TRUE TALE OF OLE SPLITFOOT is finally told?

Online panel will talk indie filming

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

The Central Illinois Film Commission wants to tell you about how filmmakers make it happen in downstate Illinois. Interested in inside knowledge? There’s a Zoom event on Saturday afternoon for that!

Calendar: May 22-28, 2020

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

Select movie listings for May 22-28, 2020 in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond!

Odds sinking for Lincoln survival

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020

The unused Lincoln Square Theatre in downtown Decatur, Illinois, is showing signs of disrepair on its exterior. Residents and officials may be at a tipping point in deciding the fate of the venue.

Calendar: May 15-21, 2020

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Select movie listings for May 15-21, 2020 in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond! Don’t forget to read the MFHQ Memo!

Cicadas fashioned to fit allegory

Thursday, May 14th, 2020

Once again, the archives at MFHQ trigger your humble editor into remembering times of a different creative energy. Herein we have evidence of his stab at fashioning attire for a lost short film project.

CUBlog open to resuming CUZine

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Our second post today is to field the idea of publishing the next issue of C-U Confidential this year. For the interim, we will need to handle it different since it began in 2007. Are you on board?

NAFF website indefinitely closed

Monday, May 11th, 2020

Our first post today is to announce the website for the New Art Film Festival has been retired. What transpires in the future for the NAFF will dictate whether it will be of service to the C-U as before.

Calendar: May 8-14, 2020

Thursday, May 7th, 2020

Select movie listings for May 8-14, 2020 in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond! Don’t forget to read the MFHQ Memo!