Coming Soon: Feb-Mar 2008

The following special events and meetings are “coming soon” to the area in February and March. Please support this diverse film programming by attending, spreading the word, and becoming active!

Don’t forget to send us the scoop on movie-related events by writing cuconfidential [at] gmail [dot] com. Thanks!


Saturday, February 16, 1 p.m.: By the pricking of our thumbs, SOMETHING WICKED THIS WAY COMES (1983) in the underrated Ray Bradbury adaptation, a surprise (and welcome) choice for a modern children’s matinee. @ Normal Theater, 209 North St., Normal. Click for more

Thursday, February 21, 7 p.m.:  The Springfield and Central Illinois Film Commission meets once a month to provide networking opportunities and highlight local achievements. @ Banquet Room, Kicks Family Entertainment Center, 2744 S. Sixth St., Springfield. Click for more

Friday, February 22, to Thursday, February 28: Another ethnic cinema event makes its debut in C-U. The African Film Festival presents a rotating schedule of six contemporary works: BAMAKO, EZRA, LES SAIGNANTES, TASUMA, O’HEROI, and KIRIKOU & THE SORCERESS. @ Beverly Cinemas, 910 Meijer Dr., Champaign. $5/show. Click for more

Saturday, February 23, 7 p.m.: The annual Insect Fear Film Festival marks its 25th anniversary with “animated social insect” movies: BEE MOVIE (2007) and ANTZ (1998). An art contest, insect petting zoo, and BEE director Simon J. Smith will be part of the festivities. @ Foellinger Auditorium, UIUC, 709 S. Matthews Ave., Urbana. Free. Click for more

Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m.: Yet another event launches! The first Dead of Winter Film Festival presents a set of documentaries exploring alleged hauntings in the real world. Entries include HAUNTING VILLISCA, THE OTHER SIDE: GIVING UP THE GHOST, AMERICAN GHOST WATCHERS, and THE SPIRITS OF THE ROCKLIFFE MANSION. @ Lincoln Theatre, 141 N. Main St., Decatur. $10/festival. Click for more

Thursday, March 6, 6:30 p.m.: Champaign Surplus once again brings the Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour show to C-U, showcasing movies about the outdoors. Deadline for entering amateur photography and short film contests is February 15. @ Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park St., Champaign. Click for more 


Now, that’s more like it! Go experience through the lenses of others while I hold down the informational fort!

~ Jason Pankoke

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