Calendar du C-U: April 6-12

Our unique movie and media Calendar usually appears every Friday on C-U Blogfidential and caters to the discerning tastes of citizens in the downstate region anchored by Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, USA.



@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL: Spring Documentary Film Festival: BHUTTO (4/6, 5 p.m.; 4/8, 4:30 p.m.; ), BEING ELMO (4/6, 7:30 p.m.; 4/7, 2:30 p.m.; 4/9, 7:30 p.m.), UNDER THE BOARDWALK (4/7, 12 p.m., w/subject in attendance), CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS (4/7, 5 p.m.; 4/8, 12 p.m.), INNI (4/7, 7:30 & 9:30 p.m.; 4/9, 9:30 p.m.), MY REINCARNATION (4/8, 2 p.m.; 4/10, 9:30 p.m.), ADVENTURES IN PLYMPTOONS (4/8, 7 p.m.), FORCE OF NATURE (4/8, 9 p.m., free, w/subject in attendance); Also: KAHAANI (4/6, 9:30 p.m., Bollywood), Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show pt. 2 w/It is Fine! EVERYTHING IS FINE! (4/11, 7:30 p.m.), Crispin Hellion Glover’s Big Slide Show pt. 1 w/WHAT IS IT? (4/12, 7:30 p.m.)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL: EASTER PARADE (4/7, 1 & 7 p.m.)

@ Parkland College, Champaign, IL: Graphic Design School presents LINOTYPE (4/12, 8 p.m., w/filmmaker in attendance)


@ Danville Public Library, Danville, IL: UP IN THE AIR (4/9, 6:30 p.m.)

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL: WRATH OF THE TITANS, THE HUNGER GAMES (4/6-4/7, 4/9 on), MIRROR MIRROR (4/6-4/7, 4/9-4/11)

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL: THE ARTIST (4/5-4/9, 7 p.m.)

OPEN! @ Route 66 Twin Drive-In, Springfield, IL: THE HUNGER GAMES, SAFE HOUSE, DR. SEUSS’ THE LORAX, BIG MIRACLE (4/6-4/7)

OPEN! @ Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In, Gibson City, IL: WRATH OF THE TITANS, THE HUNGER GAMES (4/6-4/8)

ADDED! @ The Lincoln Theater 4, Lincoln, IL: TITANIC 3-D, WRATH OF THE TITANS (4/6 on), MIRROR MIRROR, THE HUNGER GAMES (4/6-4/9)

@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL: THE HUNGER GAMES (4/6-4/8)

@ The Princess Theatre, LeRoy, IL: 21 JUMP STREET (4/6-4/7)

@ Wicker Park Arts Center/Logan Theater/etc., Chicago, IL: Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (4/12-4/15)

@ AMC Theatres, etc.: Kansas City FilmFest, Kansas City, MO (4/11-4/15)

OPEN! @ Centerbrook Drive-In, Martinsville, IN: WRATH OF THE TITANS, SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS (4/6-4/8)

@ The Lorraine Theatre, Hoopeston, IL: Closed


Locally produced movies and events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Also find out what is “Coming Soon” by hitting the jump below. Go see ‘em, C-U!


4/13: THE INNKEEPERS hosted by Troy Taylor
@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL, 10:30 p.m., free

4/13-4/15: Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Chicago, IL

4/15: Buttered Corn on the Cob Film Festival*
@ 88 Broadway, Urbana, IL

4/17: Champaign Movie Makers meeting
@ SoDo Theatre, Champaign, IL, 7 p.m.

4/18-4/22: Wisconsin Film Festival, Madison, WI

4/19: Central Illinois Film Commission meeting
@ Schnucks, Montvale Plaza, Springfield, IL, 7 p.m.

4/19-4/22: 40 North/88 West presents the Boneyard Arts Festival
@ various, Champaign-Urbana, IL

UPDATE! 4/20: New Art Film Festival 2012*
@ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL, 5 p.m.

4/20: Issue release: C-U Confidential #6
+ Paper Opteryx, Champaign, IL

UPDATE! 4/24: MACS student film festival*
@ Room 100, MatSE Building, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 6 p.m.

4/24: Ebertfest presents KIND HEARTS AND CORONETS
@ Foellinger Auditorium, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 7 p.m., free, w/ Patton Oswalt

4/25-4/29: Roger Ebert’s Film Festival
@ The Virginia Theater, Champaign, IL

4/27: The Psychic Joker’s Time Traveling Cinema feat. TBA
@ SoDo Theatre, Champaign, IL, 10 p.m.

4/28: Midwest Zine Fest
@ Independent Media Center, Urbana, IL

5/4-5/6: Milwaukee Underground Film Festival, Milwaukee, WI

5/15: BN Film Fest
@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL, time TBA

5/15: Champaign Movie Makers meeting
@ SoDo Theatre, Champaign, IL, 7 p.m.

5/17: Central Illinois Film Commission meeting
@ Schnucks, Montvale Plaza, Springfield, IL, 7 p.m.

5/31-6/7: Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL

6/21-6/24: The 24th Onion City Film Festival, Chicago, IL

7/19-7/29: Indianapolis International Film Festival, Indianapolis, IN

8/9-8/12: Wizard World Chicago, Rosemont, IL

10/11-10/25: Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, IL

10/25-10/27: Freeky Creek Short Film Festival
@ Sleepy Creek Vineyards, Fairmount, IL

11/2-11/3: Drunken Zombie Film Festival
@ Landmark Cinemas, Peoria, IL

11/1-11/3: Embarras Valley Film Festival
@ Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, IL

11/2-11/4: Route 66 International Film Festival
@ The Legacy Theatre, Springfield, IL

11/8-11/18: St. Louis International Film Festival, St. Louis, MO

Fall 2012: Issue release: C-U Confidential ‘99
+ Paper Opteryx, Champaign, IL


The New Classics: Great Books to Great Films from the Past 50 Years
@ Danville Public Library, Danville, IL, 6:30 p.m.

The News-Gazette Film Series 2012
@ The Virginia Theater, Champaign, IL, 1 & 7 p.m. (through EASTER PARADE)
@ Various CPD parks, dusk, free (through THE MALTESE FALCON)
4/7: EASTER PARADE; 6/2: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (@ Scott Park); 7/7: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG (@ Dodds Park); 8/4: THE THIRD MAN (@ Centennial Park); 9/1: THE MALTESE FALCON (@ Hessel Park)


ITVS and Illinois Public Media present “Community Cinema”
@ Robeson Rooms A & B, Champaign Public Library, Champaign, IL, 6 p.m., free


If you have items that you would like us to list in the Calendar, please send relevant dates, start/end times, locations, event descriptions, and ticket prices to cuconfidential [at] gmail [dot] com.

Compiled by Jason Pankoke


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