Calendar du C-U: April 15-21

Our unique movie and media Calendar 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.

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PLAYING THIS WEEK
4/15/16-4/21/16

MILESTONES

Happy Birthday toSaturday, April 16: Joe Taylor (co-organizer, Freeky Creek Short Film Festival), Tim Meyers (co-director, EBERTFEST 2016), Jan Militello (screenwriter, THE BAY LAUREL) … Monday, April 18: Mike Trippiedi (filmmaker, SISTER AND BROTHER) … Thursday, April 21: William Kephart (co-director/actor, THE FRIENDSHIP IS GONE, Pens to Lens 2015), Brian Paris (guest editorialist, C-U Confidential #8) … celebrate!

15 Years AgoFriday, April 20, 2001: Downtown Champaign establishments are adorned with the work of local artists for The Octopus Gallery Walk, a precursor to the Boneyard Arts Festival. Hosted by Southlynn Studios in the Octopus office space is a unique exhibit called “Zineophilia,” featuring paintings and mixed media pieces from the pages of The Ides of March as well as a table adorned with dozens of ‘zines for visitors to browse. Homegrown efforts include low hug by A.j. Michel, Silly Little Trouser Monkees by Brad Bugos, the aforementioned Ides by Dann Tincher and Damian Duffy, and our own flagship mag, MICRO-FILM.

15 Years AgoSaturday, April 21, 2001: Less than 24 hours later at The Highdive, located across Main Street from the Lincoln Building where “Zineophilia” reigned, Mr. JaPan emcees his first-ever film show. Dubbed “MICRO-FILM Vérité,” the “official programme” is comprised of eclectic low-budget cinema from near and far. Local selections include student shorts from the University of Illinois and Illinois State University, the early Mike Trippiedi “slasher in rhyme” BUCKY McSNEAD, and a trailer for Hart D. Fisher’s THE GARBAGE MAN. Filmmakers from across the nation, such as Cory McAbee (THE MAN IN THE MOON), Jim Sikora (STAGEFRIGHT CHAMELEON), Rusty Nails (SANTIAGO VS. WIGFACE), and Mike White (WHO DO YOU THINK YOU’RE FOOLING?), also represent.


FLICKER OF THE WEEK

We’re taking the path of least critical resistance this week, gang. Whatever floats your individual boats will suffice nicely as “FOW” material. Except if it’s not the 2016 Asian Film Festival that is playing the Normal Theater in Normal from now to Sun., Apr. 17, because we miss attending the comparable showcases of modern filmmaking from China, Korea, Japan, et al., once offered in Champaign-Urbana. Or the 2016 Arts Tech Film Fest, also at the Normal between Tues., Apr. 19, and Sun., Apr. 24, since its thematic focus on human coexistence with computers and artificial intelligence reminds us of Cyberfest ’97, the UIUC sponsored event directly inspiring the launch of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival. Or even the brand new C-U Confidential #8, if local film discourse may be considered for said honors; learn more about our latest print opus Monday on C-U Blogfidential or pick it up in the coming week to read, heed, and enjoy!


NOW PLAYING

@ The Art Theater Co-op, Champaign, IL: HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS (4/15 on), UIUC Choral Music presents MISSISSIPPI BURNING (4/18, 7 p.m., free to UI students), ATTACK THE BLOCK (4/15-4/16 10 p.m.; 4/17, 8:30 p.m.; 4/20-4/21, 10 p.m.)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL: College of Media at UIUC presents the 18th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival (through 4/17)

@ Pine Lounge, Main Floor, Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL: Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. ZOOLANDER 2 (4/15, 4/16, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)

@ The Legacy Theatre, Springfield, IL: “The Doyle and Debbie Show” satiric musical revue starring Bruce Arnston and Jenny Littleton (EXISTO) (4/16, 8 p.m.; 4/17, 2 p.m.; $35/advance, $40/day of show)

@ WILL-TV, Campbell Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL: Champaign Movie Makers meeting, “Sound Gear (BYOG)” (4/19, 7 p.m., free)

@ Room 205, Gregory Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL: Illini Film & Video meeting (4/21, 7:30 p.m.)

@ Main Level, East Gallery, Krannert Art Museum, UIUC, Champaign, IL: “Time/Image” modern art exhibition (free; exhibit runs through 4/23)

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL: THE JUNGLE BOOK (3-D & 2-D), I SAW THE LIGHT (4/15 on), HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS (4/15-4/17)

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL: ISU AsiaConnect presents 2016 Asian Film Festival feat. TREELESS MOUNTAIN (4/14, 7 p.m.), QUEEN (4/15, 7 p.m.), DEPARTURES (4/16, 7 p.m.), and COMING HOME (4/17, 7 p.m.), ENTER THE DRAGON (4/15, 10:30 p.m.), The Normal Humor (ISU) Open Mic Comedy Night (4/18, 9 p.m., free), ISU Program in Arts Technology presents 2016 Arts Tech Film Fest feat. DESK SET (4/19, 7 p.m.), ALPHAVILLE (4/20, 7 p.m.), WARGAMES (4/21, 7 p.m.), and CREATIVE CONTROL (4/22-4/24, 7 p.m.; 4/22 w/filmmaker Benjamin Dickinson)

NOW OPEN! @ Route 66 Twin Drive-In, Springfield, IL: THE JUNGLE BOOK, THE GOOD DINOSAUR (Screen 1), BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, HOW TO BE SINGLE (Screen 2) (4/15-4/16)

@ The Lincoln Grand 8, Lincoln, IL: BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT, CRIMINAL, THE JUNGLE BOOK (3-D & 2-D), BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (3-D & 2-D), THE BOSS, GOD’S NOT DEAD 2, HARDCORE HENRY, HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2, ZOOTOPIA (4/15 on), THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR (4/21, 7:30 p.m.)

@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL: THE JUNGLE BOOK (4/15 on)

@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL: BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (4/15-4/17)

@ Harvest Moon Twin Drive-In, Gibson City, IL: THE JUNGLE BOOK, THE BOSS (4/15-4/17)

@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL: Save the Lorraine Foundation presents THE FOREST (4/15, 4/17), trivia night (4/16)

@ Carmike 13, Champaign, IL: BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT, CRIMINAL, FAN, THE JUNGLE BOOK (3-D & 2-D), 10 CLOVERFIELD LANE, BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, THE BOSS, THE DIVERGENT SERIES: ALLEGIANT, HARDCORE HENRY, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2, ZOOTOPIA (4/15 on), THE HUNTSMAN: WINTER’S WAR (4/21, 7 & 9:45 p.m.)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL: BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT, CRIMINAL, DEMOLITION, THE JUNGLE BOOK (IMAX 3-D, 3-D & 2-D), BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE, THE BOSS, CHONGQING HOT POT, EYE IN THE SKY, HARDCORE HENRY, HELLO MY NAME IS DORIS, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, MY BIG FAT GREEK WEDDING 2, ZOOTOPIA (4/15 on), ICE AGE: CONTINENTAL DRIFT (4/15-4/17, 10 a.m.), Fathom Events presents Metropolitan Opera Live: Roberto Devereux (4/16, 11:55 a.m., live simulcast; 4/20, 6:30 p.m., encore presentation), Fathom Events and World Entertainment present THIS IS WINTER JAM (4/19, 7 p.m.), Fathom Events, SpectiCast, and Seventh Art Productions present “Art & Architecture in Cinema: Renoir: Revered & Reviled” (4/21, 7 p.m.)

@ AMC Village Mall 6, Danville, IL: BARBERSHOP: THE NEXT CUT, CRIMINAL, THE JUNGLE BOOK (3-D & 2-D), BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE (3-D & 2-D), THE BOSS, HARDCORE HENRY, ZOOTOPIA (4/15 on)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL: THE FOREST, FLIGHT 7500, ABOUT SCOUT, CHERRY TREE, STANDOFF, THE IGNORANCE OF BLOOD, more! (4/12 on)

@ Centerbrook Drive-In, Martinsville, IN: THE JUNGLE BOOK, ZOOTOPIA (4/15-4/16)

@ various venues, Madison, WI: 18th annual Wisconsin Film Festival (through 4/21)

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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!


COMING SOON

4/22: Issue release: C-U Confidential #8
+ Paper Opteryx, Champaign, IL

UPDATE! 4/24: Illinifest*: University of Illinois Student Film Festival
@ Room 112, Gregory Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 11 a.m., free

4/30: BEFORE ‘I DO’* world premiere w/filmmakers
@ The Hoogland Center for the Arts, Springfield, IL, 7 p.m.

5/1: 2nd annual May Day Sustainability Shorts Film Festival
@ Room 180, Bevier Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 7 p.m.

6/1-6/5: 23rd annual Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL

10/21-10/23: 2nd annual Dark History & Horror Convention
@ Fluid Event Center, Champaign, IL


COMMUNITY FILM SERIES

The News-Gazette Film Series
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL, 1 & 7 p.m.
5/21: THE GRADUATE; 6/25: Reader’s Choice TBA; 7/16: THE AWFUL TRUTH; 8/6: WILLY WONKA & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY


UNIVERSITY FILM SERIES

Illini Union Board Presents “Weekend Films at the Union”
@ Pine Lounge, Main Level, Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 7 p.m., free
4/15, 4/16: ZOOLANDER 2; 4/22, 4/23: RIDE ALONG 2; 4/29, 4/30: HOW TO BE SINGLE; 5/6, 5/7: STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS

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Compiled by Jason Pankoke

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