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Let’s face it. Until some ingenious souls happen to come up with the next CLERKS or THE BLAIR WITCH PROJECT while living and filming in downstate Illinois, the only circumstance under which a locally-produced work will be coming to a theater near us is if the filmmakers themselves four-wall a movie palace, auditorium, or bar. Usually, the show will be a premiere for the work in question, but afterwards it may be a long time before it surfaces in the public consciousness, let alone our own neck of the woods.

For those who genuinely want to score a peek, only two courses of action generally remain at this point – you either get to know people in the loop and hope for a screener in your near future, or you learn where to look. We can’t necessarily help you on that first point, but we’re more than happy to guide you on the second.

Below you will find an itemization of videos that you can check out as physical media from area video stores, libraries, and archives. Please feel free to let us know if we should add something to the list. We will refrain from including for-sale copies because store inventory can change without warning. You can help your own cause by badgering local retailers to stock local movies or by patronizing the Web sites for the films you are interested in.

We may add links directly to on-line media in the future, especially as streaming and download times become more reasonable, but don’t let that stop you from searching away on the Web.

~ Jason Pankoke


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CHAMPAIGN-URBANA | BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL | CARBONDALE
CHARLESTON | DANVILLE | SPRINGFIELD

CHAMPAIGN-URBANA

CHAMPAIGN PUBLIC LIBRARY
505 S. Randolph St., Champaign, IL
(217) 403-2050
http://www.champaign.org/

Shot & Produced in Area:

ANTIGONE
(DVDs, DVD-R)
Sidney / 2006 / Feature
DAVID VON FANGE IN TASTES LIKE CHICKEN
(DVDs)
C-U / 2004 / Short
DAY IN OUR HOMETOWN, A: CHAMPAIGN-URBANA
(Videos, VHS)
C-U / 2003 / Documentary / WILL-TV
ILLINI CENTURY: 100 YEARS OF FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL
(DVDs)
C-U / 2005 / Documentary / WCIA-TV
IN WHOSE HONOR?
(Videos, VHS)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / POV-PBS edit
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS VS. A MUMMY
(DVDs)
C-U / 2006 / Feature / UIUC student
WEATHERED SECRETS: BARNS OF THE AMERICAN MIDWEST
(Videos, VHS)
Effingham + C-U / 1997 / Documentary
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SATURDAY NIGHT?
(Videos, VHS)
C-U / 1994 / Documentary / UIUC student

Shot in Area:

LEGALLY BLONDE 2
(DVDs)
Springfield (D.C. scenes) / 2002 / Feature / MGM
WITH HONORS
(DVDs; Videos, VHS)
C-U (ending) / 1994 / Feature / Warner Bros.

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EXILE ON MAIN STREET
One Main St. Plaza, Champaign, IL
(217) 398-6246
http://www.exilemain.com/

Shot & Produced in Area:

2006 P.O.O. MUSTACHE CHAMPIONSHIP
(Rentals, DVD-R)
C-U / 2006 / Drunkumentary

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PARKLAND COLLEGE
2400 W. Bradley Ave., Champaign, IL
(217) 351-2200
http://www.parkland.edu/

Shot & Produced in Area:

AMASONG CHORUS, THE: SINGING OUT
(Audiovisual Room, VHS)
C-U / 2004 / Documentary
DAY IN OUR HOMETOWN, A: CHAMPAIGN-URBANA
(Audiovisual Room, VHS)
C-U / 2003 / Documentary / WILL-TV
IN WHOSE HONOR?
(Audiovisual Room, VHS)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / POV-PBS edit

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THAT’S RENTERTAINMENT
516 E. John St., Champaign, IL
(217) 384-0977
http://www.rentertainment.com/index.asp

Shot & Produced in Area:

2005-06 FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL
(SPO, DVD)
C-U / 2006 / Documentary / UIUC
ANTIGONE
(AIF, DVD-R)
Sidney / 2006 / Feature
BEATLE IN BENTON, ILLINOIS, A
(MUS, DVD)
Benton + Springfield / 2000 / Documentary
DAVID VON FANGE IN TASTES LIKE CHICKEN
(AIF, DVD)
C-U / 2004 / Short
GIRLZONE FILM FEST 1999, THE
(VHS)
C-U / 1999 / Shorts / Grade School
IFV COMPILATION TAPE, 1999-2001
(VHS)
C-U / 2001 / Shorts / UIUC student
IFV COMPILATION TAPE, 2001-2002
(VHS)
C-U / 2002 / Shorts / UIUC student
IFV SPRING FILM FESTIVAL 2003
(AIF, DVD-R)
C-U / 2003 / Shorts / UIUC student
ILLINI CENTURY: 100 YEARS OF FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL
(SPO, DVD)
C-U / 2005 / Documentary / UIUC
LOST ON MARS
(VHS)
Charleston / 2002 / Feature
MARATHON OF FRIGHT
(HOR, DVD-R)
C-U / 2004 / Shorts
NEAR MISS
(AIF, DVD-R)
C-U + Savoy / 2007 / Short
ONE FINE DAY!
(AIF, DVD-R)
C-U / 2007 / Season 1, 6 episodes / UIUC student
C-U / 2008 / Season 2, 6 episodes / UIUC student

POSTER CHILDREN ZERO STARS
(MUS, DVD)
C-U / 2000 / Feature
TED THE MOVIE
(VHS)
C-U / 1999 / Shorts / Parkland student
THORAXX II: THE BREEDING
(AIF, DVD-R)
C-U / 2003 / Feature
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS VS. A MUMMY
(AIF, DVD)
C-U / 2006 / Feature / UIUC student

Shot in Area:

CHARMING BILLY
(AIF, DVD)
Havana (all) / 1999 / Feature / Fox Lorber Films
LEGALLY BLONDE 2
(COM, DVD)
Springfield (D.C. scenes) / 2002 / Feature / MGM
POOR WHITE TRASH
(COM, DVD)
Benton (all) / 2000 / Feature / Xenon Pictures
TOO MUCH FLESH
(PAL, DVD)
Rankin (all) / 2000 / Feature / Paramount Pictures (France)
WITH HONORS
(COM, DVD)
C-U (ending) / 1994 / Feature / Warner Bros.

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UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS
1408 W. Gregory Dr., Urbana, IL
(217) 333-2290
http://www.library.uiuc.edu/

Shot & Produced in Area:

AMASONG CHORUS, THE: SINGING OUT
(Communications, VHS)
C-U / 2004 / Documentary
HEARTLAND HIGHWAYS
(Undergraduate Media Collection, VHS)
Charleston / 2004 / Season 2, 13 episodes / News Mag / WEIU-TV
IN WHOSE HONOR?
(Undergraduate Media Collection, VHS)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / Original edit
IN WHOSE HONOR?
(Undergraduate Media Collection, VHS)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / POV-PBS edit
IN WHOSE HONOR?
(Undergraduate Media Collection – Reserves, DVD)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / POV-PBS edit
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS VS. A MUMMY
(Undergraduate Media Collection, DVD)
C-U / 2006 / Feature / UIUC student

Shot in Area:

WITH HONORS
(Undergraduate Media Collection, VHS & DVD)
C-U (ending) / 1994 / Feature / Warner Bros.

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URBANA FREE LIBRARY
210 W. Green St., Urbana, IL
(217) 367-4057
http://urbanafreelibrary.org/index.html

Shot & Produced in Area:

AMASONG CHORUS, THE: SINGING OUT
(Educational, 2nd Floor, VHS)
C-U / 2004 / Documentary
DAY IN OUR HOMETOWN, A: CHAMPAIGN-URBANA
(Educational, 2nd Floor, VHS)
C-U / 2003 / Documentary / WILL-TV
EARLY HISTORY OF URBANA, THE: 1818 TO 1852
(Educational, 2nd Floor, VHS)
C-U / 2003 / Documentary / UPTV
EVENING WITH ROGER EBERT, AN
(Educational, 2nd Floor, VHS)
C-U / 2001 / Public Recording
ILLINI CENTURY: 100 YEARS OF FIGHTING ILLINI BASKETBALL
(Educational, 2nd Floor, DVD)
C-U / 2005 / Documentary / UIUC
IN WHOSE HONOR?
(Educational, 2nd Floor, VHS)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / POV-PBS edit
PRAIRIE FIRE
(Educational, 2nd Floor, VHS; Videos, Annex, VHS)
C-U / 1992-5 / 18 episodes / News Magazine / WILL-TV
ROBESON’S: A DEATH DOWNTOWN
(Educational, 2nd Floor, VHS; Videos, Annex, VHS)
C-U / 1991 / Documentary / WILL-TV
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS VS. A MUMMY
(Entertainment, 1st Floor, DVD)
C-U / 2006 / Feature / UIUC student
WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SATURDAY NIGHT?
(Educational, 2nd Floor, VHS)
C-U / 1994 / Documentary / UIUC student

Shot in Area:

LEGALLY BLONDE 2
(Entertainment, 1st Floor, DVD)
Springfield (D.C. scenes) / 2002 / Feature / MGM
WITH HONORS
(Entertainment, 1st Floor, DVD)
C-U (ending) / 1994 / Feature / Warner Bros.

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BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL

HEARTLAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
1500 W. Raab Rd., Normal, IL
(309) 268-8000
http://www.hcc.cc.il.us/

Shot & Produced in Area:

IN WHOSE HONOR?
(Video, VHS)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / POV-PBS edit

Shot in Area:

WITH HONORS
(Video, DVD)
C-U (ending) / 1994 / Feature / Warner Bros.

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MILNER LIBRARY
ILLINOIS STATE UNIVERSITY
Campus Box 2900, 201 N. School St., Normal, IL
(309) 438-3451
http://www.library.ilstu.edu/

Shot & Produced in Area:

DAY IN OUR HOMETOWN, A: BLOOMINGTON-NORMAL
(Fl. 6 Media Resource Center, VHS)
B-N + C-U / 2001 / Documentary / WILL-TV
IN WHOSE HONOR?
(Fl. 6 Media Resource Center, VHS)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / POV-PBS edit

Shot in Area:

LEGALLY BLONDE 2
(MRC Browsing Media Collection, DVD)
Springfield (D.C. scenes) / 2002 / Feature / MGM

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THE MOVIE FAN
202 North St., Normal, IL
(309) 451-4443
http://www.themoviefan.com/

Shot & Produced in Area:

13
(Local, Basement, DVD-R)
Peoria / 2005 / Feature / student
ARTS & SCIENCE
(Local, Basement, DVD-R)
B-N / 2006 / Feature / ISU student
BLOODY MESS, A
(Local, Basement, DVD-R)
B-N / 2005 / Feature / ISU student
COMIC BOOK ISSUES
(Local, Basement, DVD-R)
B-N / 2005 / Feature / ISU student
COMIC BOOKS: THE SILENT KILLER
(Local, Basement, DVD-R)
B-N / 2003 / Short
DAVID VON FANGE IN TASTES LIKE CHICKEN
(Local, Basement, DVD)
C-U / 2004 / Short
FLY TV – A PRETEND COMEDY SHOW
(Local, Basement, DVD-R)
B-N / 2004 / Shorts
FLY TV – SPRING 2006
(Local, Basement, DVD-R)
B-N / 2006 / Shorts
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS VS. A MUMMY
(Local, Basement, DVD)
C-U / 2006 / Feature / UIUC student
VIDEO ART: ISU
(Local, Basement, DVD-R)
B-N / 2003 / Vol. 1-2 / ISU student
B-N / 2003 / Vol. 3-4 / ISU student
WEED: OR, A CANCER IN THE COMMUNITY
(Local, Basement, DVD-R)
B-N / 2003 / Short / student

Shot in Area:

CHARMING BILLY
(Indie, Main Floor, VHS & DVD)
Havana (all) / 1999 / Feature / Fox Lorber Films
GRANDVIEW U.S.A.
(Drama, Basement, VHS)
Pontiac (all) / 1984 / Feature / CBS Theatrical Films
LEGALLY BLONDE 2
(Comedy, Basement, DVD)
Springfield (D.C. scenes) / 2002 / Feature / MGM
POOR WHITE TRASH
(Comedy, Basement, DVD)
Benton (all) / 2000 / Feature / Xenon Pictures
WITH HONORS
(Drama, Basement, VHS & DVD)
C-U (ending) / 1994 / Feature / Warner Bros.

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CARBONDALE

MORRIS LIBRARY
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
605 Agriculture Dr., Mailcode 6632, Carbondale, IL
(618) 453-2818 – Information
(618) 453-1455 – Circulation
http://www.lib.siu.edu/index.html

Shot & Produced in Area:

AMASONG CHORUS, THE: SINGING OUT
(Video – Reserve Desk, 1st Floor, VHS)
C-U / 2004 / Documentary
IN WHOSE HONOR?
(Video – Reserve Desk, 1st Floor, VHS)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / POV-PBS edit
THE LEGEND OF CHARLIE BIRGER
(Video – Reserve Desk, 1st Floor, VHS & DVD)
Carbondale / 2003 / Documentary / WSIU-TV

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CHARLESTON

BOOTH LIBRARY
EASTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY
600 Lincoln Ave., Charleston, IL
(217) 581-6072
http://www.library.eiu.edu/welcome.html

Shot & Produced in Area:

BEATLE IN BENTON, ILLINOIS, A
(DVDs, 4000 level)
Benton + Springfield / 2000 / Documentary
EMPIRE OF DANGER
(Video Cassettes, 4000 level)
Charleston / 2003 / Feature
HEARTLAND HIGHWAYS
(DVDs, 4000 level; University Archives, South Entrance, DVD)
Charleston / 2003 / Season 1, 13 episodes / News Mag / WEIU-TV
Charleston / 2004 / Season 2, 13 episodes / News Mag / WEIU-TV
Charleston / 2005 / Season 3, 12 episodes / News Mag / WEIU-TV
Charleston / 2006 / Season 4, 13 episodes / News Mag / WEIU-TV

IN WHOSE HONOR?
(DVDs, 4000 level)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / POV-PBS edit
IN WHOSE HONOR?
(Video Cassettes, 4000 level)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / POV-PBS edit
LOST ON MARS
(Video Cassettes, 4000 level)
Charleston / 2002 / Feature
TEN SISTERS: A TRUE STORY
(DVDs, 4000 level; University Archives, South Entrance, DVD)
C-U / 2007 / Documentary / WILL-TV

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DANVILLE

DANVILLE AREA COMMUNITY COLLEGE
2000 E. Main St., Danville, IL
(217) 443-3222
http://www.dacc.edu/

Shot & Produced in Area:

IN WHOSE HONOR?
(Video Col, Reading Room, VHS)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / Original edit

Shot in Area:

BABE, THE
(Video Col, Reading Room, VHS)
Danville (Wrigley Field scenes) / 1992 / Feature / Universal Pictures

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DANVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
319 N. Vermillion St., Danville, IL
(217) 477-5220
http://www.danville.lib.il.us/

Shot & Produced in Area:

DAY IN OUR HOMETOWN, A: DANVILLE
(A/V Dept, VHS; Archives Dept, VHS)
Danville + C-U / 2002 / Documentary / WILL-TV
IN WHOSE HONOR?
(A/V Dept, VHS)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / POV-PBS edit
PRAIRIE FIRE
(Archives Dept, 2nd Floor, VHS)
C-U / 1993 / 1 episode / News Magazine / WILL-TV

Shot in Area:

BABE, THE
(A/V Video, Drama, VHS)
Danville (Wrigley Field scenes) / 1992 / Feature / Universal Pictures

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SPRINGFIELD

LINCOLN LAND COMMUNITY COLLEGE
5250 Shepherd Road, Springfield, IL
(217) 786-2200
http://www.llcc.edu/

Shot & Produced in Area:

IN WHOSE HONOR?
(Main Campus DVDs – Non-circulating)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / POV-PBS edit

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ROBERT MORRIS COLLEGE
3101 Montvale Dr., Springfield, IL
(309) 268-8000
http://www.robertmorris.edu/springfield/

Shot in Area:

LEGALLY BLONDE 2
(Springfield Circulation Desk, DVD)
Springfield (D.C. scenes) / 2002 / Feature / MGM
WITH HONORS
(Springfield Circulation Desk, DVD)
C-U (ending) / 1994 / Feature / Warner Bros.

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BROOKENS LIBRARY
UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS

One University Plaza, MS BRK 140, Springfield, IL
(217) 206-6605 – Circulation
(217) 206-6633 – Information
http://library.uis.edu/

Shot & Produced in Area:

IN WHOSE HONOR?
(Video Collection, Level 2 – UIS circulation only)
C-U / 1997 / Documentary / POV-PBS edit

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Compiled from the databases of LINC Pac Catalog, I-Share,
Exile on Main Street, That’s Rentertainment, and The Movie Fan.


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