The following special events and meetings are “coming soon” to the area in November. Please support this diverse film programming by attending, spreading the word, and becoming active!
We’d love to claim that our lateness this week is due to a Halloween hangover, but we can’t. Sorry. No scandal here. Move along, please.
Thursday, November 1, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. : Revered and much-debated PBS documentary filmmaker Ken Burns (THE WAR, UNFORGIVABLE BLACKNESS) will speak at Illinois Wesleyan University and Illinois State University as a featured event of the latter’s 150th anniversary celebration. Presented by the Stevenson Memorial Lecture Series. @ Hansen Student Center, IWU, 300 Beecher St., Bloomington (2 p.m.); Braden Auditorium, Bone Student Center, ISU, 100 N. University St., Normal (7 p.m.). Free. Click for more
Thursday, November 1: Episode 3 of ONE FINE DAY!, the student-made serial dramatizing the lives of resident assistants at the University of Illinois, is scheduled to debut today. Click for more
Saturday, November 3, 1 p.m. & 7 p.m. : Revivals of Welsh dramas directed by John Ford and featuring Maureen O’Hara, THE QUIET MAN (1952, 1 p.m., also starring John Wayne) and HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY (1941, 7 p.m., also with Walter Pidgeon). @ Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park St., Champaign. $3. Click for more
Saturday, November 3, 7 p.m.: Discussion with Tori Belleci and Kari Byron of MYTHBUSTERS, the Discovery Channel program that investigates “through experimental processes whether popular myths are true or false.” Sponsored by University Program Board. @ Braden Auditorium, Bone Student Center, ISU, 100 N. University St., Normal. Free. Click for more
As we relax on All Soul’s Day, make a note to visit us in a week’s time for fresh details on what’s “Coming Soon” to a theater near C-U!
~ Jason Pankoke