Calendar: Aug. 31-Sept. 6, 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!

9/1: Matt Wiley (poster designer, Pens to Lens 2018)
9/1: Anthony “Ace” Cabral (first assistant director, THE LAST LAUGH)

 

CONFIDENTIAL ALMANAC | Dates in Film Culture History

10 Years AgoThursday, August 28, 2008: In a fresh effort to provide timely film news in a portable format in between their regular C-U Confidential issues, Paper Opteryx of Champaign introduces The CineMicroGraph, a copy-shop title named after the act of filming life through a microscope. Numerous topics are touched upon in its 12 pages including the beginnings of both Champaign Movie Makers and Shatterglass Studios. After a shorter second issue, designed to double as a bulletin to be posted around town on message boards, CMG would be cancelled due to costs and a lack of community response. As reported on 8/23/08 at CUBlog.

20 Years AgoWeek of August 24, 1998: University of Illinois alumna Melissa Fanella, a double major in English literature and rhetoric/creative writing, opens Caffe Paradiso at the corner of Lincoln Avenue and Nevada Street in Urbana during the first week of fall semester at her alma mater. Intimate and artistically decorated to affect a European feel, her shop sells an array of coffee and specialty drinks as well as pastries, soups, and sandwiches. The space is shared with a new satellite location of That’s Rentertainment, which eventually moves one storefront over to allow the popular hangout and study spot to triple its seating capacity. Named after CINEMA PARADISO, the famous Italian coming-of-age drama, this Paradiso becomes a go-to location for nascent self-publisher Jason Pankoke to pour over content for the long-gestating debut issue of MICRO-FILM magazine.

 

LOCAL FILMS, ETC. | Support Your Media Storytellers

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
New Art Film Festival* call for entries, deadline: September 7 | Full Information

 

NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (8/31-9/1, 9/4), RGB (8/31-9/2, 9/5), THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS (8/31-9/2, 9/4-9/6), Late Night: A QUIET PLACE (8/31-9/2, 9/6), Bergman in Three Acts: TRESPASSING BERGMAN (9/3, 5 p.m.) and SUMMER WITH MONIKA (9/3, 7:30 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
KIN, SEARCHING, SORRY TO BOTHER YOU, A-X-L, ALPHA, BLACKkKLANSMAN, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, THE EQUALIZER 2, THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS, INCREDIBLES 2, THE MEG, MILE 22, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT (8/31 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
TAG, BOOK CLUB, UPGRADE, ACTION POINT, AMERICAN ANIMALS, WOMAN WALKS AHEAD, BAD COMPANY*, THE LITTLE VAMPIRE, PATERNO, THE FLASH (s4), more! (8/28 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
KIN, OPERATION FINALE, SEARCHING, A-X-L, ALPHA, ANT-MAN AND THE WASP, BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN, BLACKkKLANSMAN, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS, INCREDIBLES 2, MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN, THE MEG, MILE 22, MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: FALLOUT, PAPILLON, SLENDER MAN (8/31 on), AMERIAN GRAFFITI (9/2, 9/5), PERFECT BLUE (9/6, 7 p.m.), Marvel Studios 10th anniversary IMAX marathon: THE INCREDIBLE HULK, IRON MAN, IRON MAN 2, THOR (8/30, 2:45 p.m. on), CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE FIRST AVENGER, THE AVENGERS, IRON MAN 3, THOR: THE DARK WORLD (8/31, 11:15 a.m. on), CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, AVENGERS: AGE OF ULTRON, ANT-MAN (9/1, 11:15 a.m. on), CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, DOCTOR STRANGE, GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING (9/2, 11:15 a.m. on), THOR: RAGNAROK, BLACK PANTHER, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (9/3, 11:15 a.m. on), IRON MAN, SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING, BLACK PANTHER, DOCTOR STRANGE (9/4, 11:15 a.m. on), GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY VOL. 2, CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, THE AVENGERS, AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR (9/5, 11:15 a.m. on), IRON MAN, THE AVENGERS (9/6, 11:15 a.m. on)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. OCEAN’S 8, Pine Lounge (8/31-9/1, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)

@ Spurlock Museum, UIUC, Urbana, IL
5th annual Flatlands Dance Film Festival: IF A DANCER DANCES Midwest premiere w/short (8/31, 7 p.m.) and shorts program (9/1, 7 p.m.)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
The News Gazette Film Series: TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD (9/1, 1 & 7 p.m.), LADY BIRD (9/4, 9/6, 7 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
KIN, A-X-L, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS, INCREDIBLES 2, JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, THE MEG (8/31 on)

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL
CRAZY RICH ASIANS, INCREDIBLES 2, THE SEAGULL (8/31 on)

@ The Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in, Gibson City, IL
INCREDIBLES 2, CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (Screen 1), JURASSIC WORLD: FALLEN KINGDOM, THE MEG (Screen 2) (8/31-9/2)

@ The Lincoln Grand 8, Lincoln, IL
BEAUTIFULLY BROKEN, BLACKkKLANSMAN, KIN, ALPHA, CRAZY RICH ASIANS, THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS, INCREDIBLES 2, THE MEG, MILE 22 (8/31 on), THE NUN (9/6 on)

@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL
Closed for the weekend!

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL
SORRY TO BOTHER YOU (8/31-9/2), ROAD TO UTOPIA (9/1), NPR Illinois presents “Election 2018: Seeking Solutions” forum (9/5), SWEET DREAMS DO COME TRUE* screening w/Verlon Thompson performance, filmmaker appearance (9/7, 7 p.m., free)

@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL
Closed for cleaning (through 10/1)

@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL
CHRISTOPHER ROBIN (8/31-9/2)

@ Route 66 Twin Drive-in, Springfield, IL
CRAZY RICH ASIANS, MAMMA MIA! HERE WE GO AGAIN (Screen 1), MILE 22, THE HAPPYTIME MURDERS (8/31-9/2)

 

COMING SOON | Area-wide Events

NEW! 9/20-9/30
REELING 36: Chicago LGBTQ+ International Festival, Chicago, 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

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

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

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Compiled by Jason Pankoke.

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