Coming Soon: Aug-Sept 2007

The following special events are “coming soon” to the area in August and September. Please support this diverse film programming by attending and spreading the word!

Ah, yes, it’s that time of year again when the University of Illinois kicks into gear along with all the other schools and universities, which usually means one thing – a major upswing in film related events! We’re going to work with a new, abbreviated format to open up some time for us to buckle down and beef up C-U Blogfidential‘s look and content. Hope you dig!


Thursday, August 30, 7 p.m.: Screening of the First Run Features release LIVE NUDE GIRLS UNITE! (2000), a documentary about filmmaker Julia Query‘s efforts to unionize sex workers at San Francisco‘s Lusty Lady strip club. Sponsored by the GEO LGBQTA Caucus. @ Wahl Room, University YMCA, UIUC, 1001 S. Wright St., Champaign. Free. Click for more

Friday, August 31, 8 p.m.: Opening-night screening of Rob Zombie‘s HALLOWEEN hosted by paranormal and urban legend historian Troy Taylor, who will also preview the upcoming Sci-Fi Channel documentary CHILDREN OF THE GRAVE in which he appears. @ Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water St., Decatur. Click for more

Friday, August 31, 10 p.m. & Saturday, September 1, 1 p.m.: Screenings of the inspirational sports drama CHAK DE! INDIA (2007). In Hindi with English subtitles. @ Boardman’s Art Theatre, 126 W. Church St., Champaign. $10. Click for more

Friday, August 31, 11:15 p.m. & Saturday, September 1, 12:05 a.m.: Hostess with the mostess Jill Van Voorst will be joined by (the one and only?) Michael Myers before a pair of HALLOWEEN late shows, and you know what that means. (Hint: Knowing Halloween trivia = Winning cool prizes!) Sponsored by LIX and Savoy 16; prizes courtesy of LIX, No Regrets Tattoos, and Dimension Films. @ Savoy 16, 232 W. Burwash Dr., Savoy. Click for more

Starting Thursday, September 13, 6:30 p.m.: Skip Huston‘s next film class offered through Richland Community College, “Classic Movie Comedy,” will run through Thursday, November 1. As usual, Skip doesn’t tip his picks beforehand; you’ll just have to register and show up to find out what they are! @ Avon Theatre, 426 N. Water St., Decatur. $80 (class fee) Click for more


I already have the dirt on additional shows, so please stick with us to find out what’s “Coming Soon” to a theater near C-U!

~ Jason Pankoke

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