Cinema Calendar 2017


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Numerous outlets in Champaign, Urbana, and the cities beyond publish community calendars, but the C-U Blogfidential variation keys in specifically to events and releases that feature film, video, and other creative media as a primary component. We’ll always make sure that the big ones (e.g., “Ebertfest”) appear below, but we don’t often get wind of the little ones until we spot public notices or faded fliers after the fact. We need you to tell us what is happening, dear readers, in order for this listing to be a success.

If you are involved with an applicable event, feel free to write us right now with all the basic information we need to know. Please make sure you include your own name, phone number, and e-mail address in case we need to contact you with questions. We hope this facet of CUBlog proves useful to you!


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CALENDAR
April 21-27, 2017


MILESTONES | Happy Birthday to You!

4/21: William Kephart (actor, BUMPS IN THE NIGHT, Pens to Lens 2016)


NOW PLAYING | Champaign-Urbana Area

@ The Art Theater Co-op, Champaign, IL
THE LOST CITY OF Z (4/21 on), THE VOID (4/21-4/22, 4/27), SPACE JAM (4/26)

@ AMC Champaign 13, Champaign, IL
BORN IN CHINA, GIFTED, PHOENIX FORGOTTEN, THE PROMISE, UNFORGETTABLE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE BOSS BABY, THE CASE FOR CHRIST, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, GHOST IN THE SHELL, GOING IN STYLE, KONG: SKULL ISLAND, LIFE, SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (4/21 on), Chonda Pierce: “Enough” (4/25), THE CIRCLE (4/27)

@ Family Video, Champaign-Urbana, IL
SPLIT, SLEEPLESS, THE FOUNDER, THE WATCHER, YOUTH IN OREGON, BIGGER FATTER LIAR, more! (4/18 on)

@ Goodrich Savoy 16, Savoy, IL
BORN IN CHINA, FREE FIRE, GIFTED, THE LOST CITY OF Z, PHOENIX FORGOTTEN, THE PROMISE, UNFORGETTABLE, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE BOSS BABY, THE CASE FOR CHRIST, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, GET OUT, GOING IN STYLE, LIFE, LOGAN, POWER RANGERS, SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (4/21 on), ICE AGE: COLLISION COURSE (4/21-4/23), The Metropolitan Opera: Eugene Onegin (4/22, simulcast; 4/26, recorded), AN AFFAIR TO REMEMBER (4/23, 4/26), TED Cinema Experience: 2017 Opening Event (4/24, simulcast), Chonda Pierce: “Enough” (4/25), TED Cinema Experience: 2017 Prize Event (4/25, simulcast)

@ Gregory Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Film & Video meeting, Room 221 (4/25, 6:30 p.m.)

@ Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL
Illini Union Board presents “Weekend Films at the Union” feat. TBA, Pine Lounge (4/21, 4/22, 7 p.m., free w/i-card)

@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL
College of Media at Illinois presents the 19th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival (through 4/23)

Events featuring locally produced movies are marked with an asterisk (*). Additional “Now Playing” and “Coming Soon” listings appear after the jump!

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NOW PLAYING | The Cities Beyond

@ AMC Village Mall 6, Danville, IL
GIFTED, PHOENIX FORGOTTEN, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE BOSS BABY, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, GHOST IN THE SHELL, SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (4/21 on)

@ The Avon Theater, Decatur, IL
GIFTED, GOING IN STYLE, THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE (4/21 on)

@ The Harvest Moon Twin Drive-in, Gibson City, IL
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE (4/21-4/22)

@ The Lincoln Grand 8, Lincoln, IL
GIFTED, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE BOSS BABY, THE CASE FOR CHRIST, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, GOING IN STYLE, SMURFS: THE LOST VILLAGE, THE ZOOKEEPER’S WIFE (4/21 on), THE CIRCLE (4/27)

@ The Little Lorraine, Hoopeston, IL
Sweet Adelines concert (4/22, 7 p.m.)

@ The Normal Theater, Normal, IL
CONTEMPORARY COLOR (4/21, 4/23), THE VOID (4/21-4/22), ZOOTOPIA (4/22, 1 p.m., free), KEDI (4/22), Illinois State Theatre Outreach Program presents Captain Michelle Magee (4/23, 1 p.m., free), Midwest Songwriter Sessions (4/24), RESERVOIR DOGS 25th Anniversary (4/27)

@ The Onarga Theatre, Onarga, IL
GOING IN STYLE (4/21-4/23, 4/26)

@ The Princess Theatre, Leroy, IL
BEAUTY AND THE BEAST (4/21-4/23), PETE’S DRAGON (4/22, 11 a.m., free)

@ Route 66 Twin Drive-in, Springfield, IL
THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS, SPLIT (Screen 1), BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, DOCTOR STRANGE (Screen 2) (4/21-4/22)


NOW PLAYING | Midwest

@ various, Chicago, IL
9th annual Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (through 4/23)


COMING SOON | Area-wide Events

UPDATE! TBD
Issue release: C-U Confidential #9
+ Paper Opteryx, Champaign, IL

4/29
3rd annual Illinifest Student Film Festival
@ Lincoln Hall, UIUC, Urbana, IL

5/31-6/4
24th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival, Chicago, IL

8/12
5th annual Pens to Lens Screenwriting Competition + Gala
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL


COMMUNITY & CAMPUS SERIES | Champaign-Urbana area

Illini Union Board Presents “Weekend Films at the Union”
@ Pine Lounge, Main Level, Illini Union, UIUC, Urbana, IL, 7 p.m., free w/i-card
4/21, 4/22: TBA; 4/28, 4/29: SPLIT

The News-Gazette Film Series
@ The Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL, 1 & 7 p.m.
5/27: CITIZEN KANE; 6/24: HIGH NOON; 7/22: THE GOLD RUSH; 8/26: THE WIZARD OF OZ


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