Calendar: May 18-24, 2018

Our movie and media Calendar appears every Friday/Saturday on C-U Blogfidential and caters to the downstate region anchored by Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.

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MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

5/19: Lissa Massa (actress, untitled Colin Price crime film)
5/19: Gerry Kissell (artist, IDW Publishing)


DEADLINES, ETC. | Participate in Cinema Activity

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
Shocktober Film Festival call for entries | Full Information
Early: 3/1; Regular: 6/30; Late: 7/16; Extended: 8/1

@ Capital City Bar & Grill, Springfield, IL
Route 66 Film Festival call for entries | Full Information
Early: 4/1; Regular: 6/30; Late: 7/31; Extended: 8/15

@ Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL
ChamPain Indie Horror Festival call for entries | Full Information
Early: 3/16; Regular: 6/4; Late: 7/6; Extended: 8/3

@ Savoy Recreation Center, Savoy, IL
Dark History & Horror Convention call for entries | Full Information
Early: 3/31; Regular: 5/31; Late: 6/30; Extended: 7/31

 

CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

50 Years AgoMay 16-17, 1968: Forty-one film shorts are presented to the public over consecutive evenings during the first Champaign-Urbana Film Contest at the McKinley Foundation on the University of Illinois campus. Although the programs for “Part I” on Thursday, March 15, and “Part II” on Friday, March 17, are dominated by student work, the organizers from the Champaign-Urbana Film Group solicited entries from all residents of Champaign County according to a Daily Illini article run on Thursday, April 4 – meaning, it is most likely the first true local film festival to be held in the Twin Cities. Cash prizes totaling more than $500 are handed out to several young directors by a judging panel of theater, literature, and film professionals from the area including Edwin Jahiel of the UI French Department and John Weir of the university’s Motion Picture Production Center. The “first place” award is given to CENTURY OF DESIGN by Robert Vollmer and Dean Alexander “for its imaginative use of documentary technique” per a DI follow-up report on Tuesday, May 21. One of the students in charge of the contest, Ron Epple, would become ubiquitous with movie promotions in the UI community for two decades; his other ventures included Aardvark Films, a C-U Film Group predecessor, Expanded Cinema Group, known for its underground and experimental focus, and Picture Start, a short film distributor with a sizeable roster of independently-made animation that booked non-theatrical showings across the United States.


LOCAL FILMS, ETC. | Support Your Media Storytellers

@ Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL
Champaign Movie Makers meeting, “BYOG Light Modifiers”, Robeson Pavilion Room C (5/21, 7 p.m., free)


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
YOU WERE NEVER REALLY HERE (5/18 on), ANNIHILAITON (5/18-5/19, 5/24, 10 p.m.; 5/20, 12 p.m.), Stories from the City, Stories from the State: ALL THE QUEEN’S HORSES (5/22, 7:30 p.m., w/filmmaker Kelly Richmond Pope), Brilliant Corners: EL MAR LA MAR (5/23, 7:30 p.m., w/co-director J.P. Sniadecki)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
BOOK CLUB, DEADPOOL 2, DISOBEDIENCE, SHOW DOGS, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, BLACK PANTHER, BREAKING IN, I FEEL PRETTY, LIFE OF THE PARTY, A QUIET PLACE, RAMPAGE (5/18 on), SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (5/24 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
BLACK PANTHER, SAMSON, SUBMERGENCE, THE FORGIVEN, APARTMENT 212, I AM MLK JR., PLEASE STAND BY, THE HONOR LIST, THE SHANNARA CHRONICLES (s2), more! (5/15 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
BOOK CLUB, DEADPOOL 2, SHOW DOGS, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, BREAKING IN, I FEEL PRETTY, LIFE OF THE PARTY, OVERBOARD, A QUIET PLACE, TULLY (5/18 on), CLUELESS (5/20, 5/23), Studio Ghibli Fest: PORCO ROSSO (5/20 (dubbed), 5/21 (subtitled)), GODSPEED: THE RACE ACROSS AMERICA (5/22, 7 p.m.), SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (5/24 on)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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NOW PLAYING | The Cities Beyond

@ AMC Classic Village Mall 6, Danville, IL
DEADPOOL 2, SHOW DOGS, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, BREAKING IN, LIFE OF THE PARTY (5/18 on)

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL
BOOK CLUB, DEADPOOL 2, LIFE OF THE PARTY (5/18 on), SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (5/24 on)

@ The Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in, Gibson City, IL
DEADPOOL 2 (Screen 1), LIFE OF THE PARTY (Screen 2) (5/18-5/20)

@ The Lincoln Grand 8, Lincoln, IL
BOOK CLUB, DEADPOOL 2, SHOW DOGS, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR, LIFE OF THE PARTY (5/18 on), SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY (5/24 on)

@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL
PETER RABBIT (5/17-5/19)

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL
RGB (5/18, 5/20, 5/24), NIGHT OF THE COMET (5/18), ISMAEL’S GHOSTS (5/19-5/20), THE SEA HAWK (5/22), Baobob performed live by Prairie Fire Theatre (5/23, three performances)

@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL
A QUIET PLACE (5/18-5/20, 5/23)

@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL
RAMPAGE (5/18-5/19)

@ Route 66 Twin Drive-in, Springfield, IL
DEADPOOL 2, SUPER TROOPERS 2 (Screen 1), SHOW DOGS, MIDNIGHT SUN (Screen 2) (5/18-5/19)


COMING SOON | Area-wide Events

6/6-6/10
25th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL

7/14
Indie Art Convention & Film Festival
@ Savoy Recreation Center, Savoy, IL

10/3
2018 Shocktober Film Festival
@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL

10/28
2nd annual ChamPain Indie Horror Festival
@ Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL

11/2-11/3
17th annual Route 66 Film Festival
@ Capital City Bar & Grill, Springfield, IL

11/9-11/10
4th Dark History & Horror Convention
@ Savoy Recreation Center, Savoy, IL


COMMUNITY & CAMPUS SERIES | Champaign-Urbana area

UPDATE! The News-Gazette Film Series
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL, 1 & 7 p.m.
6/23: TBA; 7/7: THE AFRICAN QUEEN; 8/18: THE LONG, LONG TRAILER

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Compiled by Jason Pankoke.

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