Calendar: January 11-17, 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!

1/12: Damian Duffy (co-creator, Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred: A Graphic Novel Adaptation)

 

FLICKER OF THE WEEK | Suggestions in Full-Motion Arts

We’re adding this to the Calendar after the fact since it is worthwhile and we only found out about it early Saturday after we’d already posted. As covered in this report by WCIA-TV Channel 3, the locally-based organization Rattle the Stars has partnered with Elliott Counseling Group, Teamsters Local 26, and Busey to present the documentary THE S WORD and subsequent talks on how to help those who are contemplating suicide or battling mental illness. The first in the list below was cancelled due to the snow conditions bearing down on Champaign-Urbana and will be rescheduled as noted on the Web site for Rattle the Stars, which engages the community in discussion about suicide prevention and our youth along with related concerns. If your world has been affected by the passing of a loved one in this manner, than we don’t need to tell you that suicide is not painless and always causes a harmful ripple effect. Not unlike taking CPR classes to be more prepared to help those in physical distress, attending this outreach can help you better read the signals coming from someone who suffers mental distress and suggest ways in which you can act on their behalf. (This seems to be strictly informational and is not a class or training, please keep that in mind.) The MadPix, Inc., production of THE S WORD is directed by Lisa Klein and follows the journey of suicide survivor Dese’Rae Stage as she meets fellow survivors and remaining family members to hear their stories. All screenings are free to attend.

@ Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL, Robeson Rooms A & B (1/12, 9:30 a.m.)

@ Rantoul Township High School, Rantoul, IL, Cafetorium (1/16, 6:30 p.m.)

@ Parkland College, Champaign, IL, Room C-118 (1/18, 6:30 p.m.)

@ Mahomet Public Library, Mahomet, IL, Edgar Meeting Room (1/19, 10 a.m.)

 

LOCAL FILMS, ETC. | Support Your Media Storytellers

@ Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL
Champaign Movie Makers* meeting, “Visual Effects Breakdowns,” Robeson Pavilion Room A (1/15, 7 p.m., free)

@ Lincoln Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video* meeting, Room 1022 (1/14, 7 p.m.)

 

NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL
IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK (1/11 on), Penny Marshall tribute: A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN (1/15, 7:30 p.m.), Flatlands Dance Film Festival presents AMERICAN TAP (1/16, 7 p.m., free), Late Night – Nicholas Roeg tribute: DON’T LOOK NOW (1/11-1/12, 1/17 9:30 p.m.)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
A DOG’S WAY HOME, ON THE BASIS OF SEX, PETTA, REPLICAS, THE UPSIDE, AQUAMAN, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, BUMBLEBEE, ESCAPE ROOM, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, THE MULE, RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, SECOND ACT, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, VICE (1/11 on), DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY (1/16-1/17, 7 p.m.), WONDERS OF THE SEA (1/17, 7 p.m., 3-D)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
HELL FEST, MID90s, THE OATH, TIME FREAK, MONSTERS AND MEN, WHAT THEY HAD, AN EVENING WITH BEVERLY LUFF LINN, CASTLE ROCK (s1), more! (1/8 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
BEN IS BACK, A DOG’S WAY HOME, IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK, ON THE BASIS OF SEX, REPLICAS, THE UPSIDE, AQUAMAN, BUMBLEBEE, ESCAPE ROOM, THE FAVOURITE, GREEN BOOK, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, THE MULE, RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET, SECOND ACT, SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE, VICE (1/11 on), The Metropolitan Opera: Adriana Lecouvreur (1/12, 11:55 a.m., simulcast; 1/16, 6:30 p.m., recorded), GONE WITH THE WIND (1/13, 1/16), THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN & REIGN OF THE SUPERMEN double feature (1/14, 8 p.m.), DRAGON BALL SUPER: BROLY (1/16-1/17, 7 p.m.), WONDERS OF THE SEA (1/17, 7 p.m., 2-D), GLASS (1/17 on)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
The News-Gazette Film Series: CHARADE (1/12, 1 & 7 p.m.), Reel Deals: PURPLE RAIN (1/15, 1/17, 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
A DOG’S WAY HOME, THE UPSIDE, AQUAMAN, BUMBLEBEE, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, THE MULE (1/11 on)

@ AMC Parkway Pointe 8, Springfield, IL
Molly Schlich Independent | International Film Series
A FANTASTIC WOMAN (1/13, 1/15)

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL
MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS, THE MULE, MARY POPPINS RETURNS (1/11 on)

@ The Lincoln Family Theater & Community Center, Lincoln, IL
A DOG’S WAY HOME, REPLICAS, AQUAMAN, BUMBLEBEE, ESCAPE ROOM, MARY POPPINS RETURNS, THE MULE, VICE (1/11 on), GOD’S NOT DEAD 2 (1/11-1/17, daily show, free), GLASS (1/17 on)

@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL
WALK THE LINE (1/11, 7 p.m.), MARY POPPINS (1/12, 7 p.m.), VIVA LAS VEGAS (1/13, 3 p.m.)

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL
SWIMMING WITH MEN (1/11-1/13), MILLION DOLLAR MERMAID (1/12), WILDLIFE (1/12-1/13), BURNING (1/16-1/17)

@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (1/11-1/13, 1/16)

@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL
SPIDER-MAN: INTO THE SPIDER-VERSE (1/11-1/13), ENCHANTED (1/12, 11 a.m., free)

 

NOW PLAYING | Midwest

@ The Promontory, Chicago, IL
Midwest Independent Film Festival presents “Best of the Midwest Awards Gala” (1/17, 7 p.m.)

 

COMING SOON | Area-wide Events

NEW! 1/18-1/19
B-Fest 2019, Evanston, IL

NEW! 2/18-2/24
41st Big Muddy Film Festival, Carbondale, IL

3/21-3/24
29th Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago, IL

NEW! 4/4-4/7
4th Twisted Dreams Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI

4/4-4/11
21st Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI

4/10-4/14
21st Roger Ebert’s Film Festival
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL

4/10-4/14
23rd Kansas City FilmFest International, Kansas City, MO

4/25-4/28
6th Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI

5/2-5/12
16th Indy Film Festival, Indianapolis, IN

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

NEW! 11/1-11/2
18th annual Route 66 Film Festival
@ Capital City Bar & Grill, Springfield, IL

NEW! TBD
10th New Art Film Festival, Champaign, IL

 

COMMUNITY & CAMPUS SERIES | Champaign-Urbana area

The News-Gazette Film Series
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL, 1 & 7 p.m.
1/12: CHARADE; 2/9: TOP HAT; 3/9: GASLIGHT; 4/6: METROPOLIS; 5/25: THE THIN MAN; 6/22: ON THE WATERFRONT; 7/13: STAGE DOOR

NEW! Springfield Art Association presents
The Molly Schlich Independent | International Film Series 2019
@ AMC Parkway 8 Theatre, Springfield, IL, 1 & 4 p.m. Sundays and 7 p.m. Tuesdays
1/13, 1/15: A FANTASTIC WOMAN; 1/20, 1/22: SCIENCE FAIR; 1/27, 1/29: FOXTROT; 2/3, 2/5: PUZZLE; 2/10, 2/12: A TAXI DRIVER; 2/17, 2/19: IN THE FADE; 2/24, 2/26: THE SQUARE; 3/3, 3/5: THE GUILTY

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Compiled by Jason Pankoke.

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