Calendar: August 10-16, 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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CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

10 Years AgoAugust 7, 2008: More than two years after launching Shatterglass Studios as a full-service media production company for commercial and industrial work, Brett Hays and Luke Boyce premiere their first narrative movie, PRELUDE, at the cozy Onarga Theater in the village of Onarga, IL. Filmed over two weekends in April at The Bread Company in Urbana and a farmhouse on the outskirts of Champaign, this drama depicts a fateful moment in time when the lives of down-on-his-luck writer Kyle (Micah Boyce) and a mysterious traveler named Casey (Vanessa Prokuski) intersect at a bohemian coffee shop; Big Questions are broached and a sense of the supernatural is invoked. C-U Blogfidential editor Jason Pankoke served as a set photographer during the shoot and receives an assistant producer credit. Written by Boyce from a story created by David Fendley, Michael McCray, and himself, PRELUDE is partly intended as a proof-of-concept for a feature screenplay titled CHADORA and serves as the first release from Shatterglass’ sister label, Essence Films. The latter would soon fold and essentially be revived several years later as Shatterglass Films. As reported on 8/6/08 at CUBlog.

 

LOCAL FILMS, ETC. | Support Your Media Storytellers

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
New Art Film Festival* call for entries, deadline: August 31 | Full Information

@ Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL
Open casting call for film production DEATH ON THE STREETS* (8/11, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
Champaign Urbana Film Society presents the 6th annual Pens to Lens Screenwriting Competition + Gala* (8/11, 2 & 6 p.m.)

 

NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
BLACKkKLANSMAN (8/10 on), DO THE RIGHT THING (8/10-8/11, 8/16, 10 p.m.), YELLOW SUBMARINE (8/11, 11 a.m.; sing-a-long version, 8/12, 11 a.m.), Essential Cinema – “Unruly Women”: ALI: FEAR EATS THE SOUL (8/13, 7:30 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
BLACKkKLANSMAN, DOG DAYS, THE MEG, SLENDER MAN, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, THE DARKEST MINDS, EIGHTH GRADE, THE EQUALIZER 2, INCREDIBLES 2, MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME (8/10 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
LIFE OF THE PARTY, BREAKING IN, REVENGE, ON CHESIL BEACH, MARROWBONE, ALL SUMMERS END, THE KEEPING HOURS, more! (8/7 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
BLACKkKLANSMAN, DOG DAYS, THE MEG, SLENDER MAN, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, THE DARKEST MINDS, DEATH OF A NATION, EIGHTH GRADE, THE EQUALIZER 2, INCREDIBLES 2, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME, TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES (8/10 on), THE KARATE KID (1984; 8/12, 8/15), Studio Ghibli Fest: GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES (8/12-8/13), Rachel Hollis presents “Made for More” (8/13, 7:30 p.m.), “Elvis ’68 Comeback Special” 50 Years (8/16, 7:30 p.m.)

@ See You CD & Vinyl, Urbana, IL
Midwest LaserDisc Swap Meet (8/11, 12-8 p.m.)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
6th annual Pens to Lens Screenwriting Competition + Gala* (8/11, 2 & 6 p.m.), SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS (8/14, 8/16, 6:30 p.m.)

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
DOG DAYS, THE MEG, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, THE DARKEST MINDS, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME (8/10 on)

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL
THE MEG, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (8/10 on), MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (8/10-8/14), CRAZY RICH ASIANS (8/15 on)

@ The Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in, Gibson City, IL
THE MEG (Screen 1), CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Screen 2) (8/10-8/11)

@ The Lincoln Grand 8, Lincoln, IL
DOG DAYS, THE MEG, SLENDER MAN, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME (8/10 on), THE DARKEST MINDS, DEATH OF A NATION (8/10-8/14), GOOSEBUMPS (8/11, 8/14, 10 a.m., free), CRAZY RICH ASIANS (8/15 on)

@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL
GOD’S NOT DEAD: A LIGHT IN DARKNESS (8/10-8/12)

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (8/10-8/12), CONAN THE BARBARIAN (1982; 8/10, 8/13), YELLOW SUBMARINE (8/14, 8/16), KIKI’S DELIVERY SERVIDE (8/15, 7 p.m., free)

@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL
TEEN TITANS GO! TO THE MOVIES (8/10-8/12, 8/15)

@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL
MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (8/10-8/12)

@ Route 66 Twin Drive-in, Springfield, IL
ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, INCREDIBLES 2 (Screen 1), THE MEG, TAG (8/10 on)

 

COMING SOON | Area-wide Events

NEW! 8/20
Champaign Movie Makers* meeting
@ Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL, 7 p.m.

8/28
Blu-ray/DVD release: SHOT*
+ Vinegar Syndrome, Bridgeport, CT

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

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

10/30
9th annual New Art Film Festival*
@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL

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

11/16-11/18
4th Dark History & Horror Convention
@ Garden Hotel, Urbana, IL

 

COMMUNITY & CAMPUS SERIES | Champaign-Urbana area

NEW! Illini Union Board Presents “Weekend Films at the Union”
@ Pine Lounge, Main Level, Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 7 p.m. Fri., 7 & 10 p.m. Sat., free w/i-card
8/31, 9/1: OCEAN’S 8; 9/7, 9/8: SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY; 9/14, 9/15: JURASSIC PARK: FALLEN KINGDOM; 9/21, 9/22: INCREDIBLES 2; 9/28, 9/29: THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME; 10/5, 10/6: THE FIRST PURGE; 10/12, 10/13: SORRY TO BOTHER YOU; 10/19, 10/20: ANT-MAN AND THE WASP; 10/26, 10/27: HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA 3; 11/2, 11/4: BLACKkKLANSMAN; 11/9, 11/10: CRAZY RICH ASIANS; 11/29, 11/30: THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS; 12/7, 12/8: CHRISTOPHER ROBIN

The News-Gazette Film Series
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL, 1 & 7 p.m.
8/18: THE LONG, LONG TRAILER

 

DEADLINES, ETC. | Participate in Cinema Activity

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
New Art Film Festival call for entries | Full Information
Regular: 8/31

@ 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

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Compiled by Jason Pankoke.

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