Coming Soon: September 2007

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

After a week off, a few movie events have popped up on the radar:


Thursday, September 13, 5:30 p.m.: The IPRH Film Series returns with a screening and discussion of the Alfred Hitchcock classic VERTIGO (1958) and how it relates to the year-long theme of “rupture.” Sponsored by the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities. @ KAM Auditorium (Room 62), Krannert Art Museum, UIUC, 500 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign. Free. Click for more

Thursday, September 13, 7 p.m.: Screening of SEOUL TRAIN (2004), a haunting documentary by Jim Butterworth, Aaron Lubarsky, and Lisa Sleeth about an activist “underground railroad” that attempts to help lower-class North Koreans escape their impovershed country through a potentially more devastating route – China. Presented by Jayou Initiative. @ Main Lounge, Wardall Hall/ISR, UIUC, 1010 W. Illinois St., Urbana. Free. Click for more

Saturday, September 15, 12 p.m. & Sunday, September 16, 12 p.m.: Approximately 30 features and shorts will play the sixth annual Route 66 Film Festival, the “International Film Festival with a Midwestern Flair.” @ Hoogland Center for the Arts, 420 S. Sixth St., Springfield. $5/session, $30/festival. Click for more

Tuesday, September 18 through Saturday, September 22: Films related to the life and work of novelist James Jones will be featured during the third annual Embarras Valley Film Festival, including FROM HERE TO ETERNITY (1953), SOME CAME RUNNING (1958), THE THIN RED LINE (1998), and A SOLDIER’S DAUGHTER NEVER CRIES (1998). Sponsored by the Coles County Arts Council and the College of Arts & Humanities, Eastern Illinois University. @ various locations, Charleston/Marshall. Free. Click for more


Go treat yourself to some film culture, and then check back with us to find out what’s “Coming Soon” to a theater near C-U!

~ Jason Pankoke

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