Archive for the 'Public Events' Category

10 days left to enter C-U film fest

Friday, August 5th, 2022

Filmmakers of all ages have a week and a half left to submit their short subjects to the brand-new CU International Film Festival, which is set to debut in October on the UIUC campus.

Virginia catches TIGER at tail end

Wednesday, July 27th, 2022

If we can’t have the Art Theater, then we’ll gladly take an “Arthouse Experience” in its place. The program’s first series at the Virginia Theatre ends tonight with a showing of THE WHITE TIGER.

Gettin’ set to enjoy COUNTY FAIR

Friday, July 22nd, 2022

A month late yet in perfect timing with the Champaign County Fair, which opens today, we look at the newest in-house WILL-TV documentary directed by Sarah Edwards, COUNTY FAIR.

Millikin, UI makers will show films

Thursday, April 28th, 2022

Student film showcases have bloomed in downstate Illinois! We point you toward one virtual and two physical events based at Millikin U. in Decatur and U. Illinois in Urbana. Are u ready to attend?

MVD gives Jay Bennett RSD love

Sunday, April 24th, 2022

The late musician and Urbana resident Jay Bennett is the subject of new documentary and record releases, WHERE ARE YOU, JAY BENNETT?, now available nationwide through MVD Entertainment Group.

Virginia ready for Ebertfest return

Wednesday, April 20th, 2022

CUBlog resumes posting just in time for the resuscitation of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival! Year 22 launches later tonight at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, Illinois, and we have the schedule.

Morton movie LOVE is now served

Wednesday, December 29th, 2021

Gemelli Films of Brookhaven, NY, has taken a liking to downstate Illinois. The first result of this team-up, BAKING UP LOVE, arrived in stores nationwide in November through SP Releasing, Inc.

Wave of terror SLAYS the state

Wednesday, October 20th, 2021

Trick or treat! Five indie horror flicks originating in or adjacent to the meat-and-potatoes midsection of Illinois make the cut in our new marathon report. Come along for the haywire hayride, hardy souls!

‘Shows’ updated on anniversary

Thursday, April 29th, 2021

We’ve finally completed the chronology of C-U Confidential and MICRO-FILM events on the ‘Picture Shows du C-U’ page. It only took us 12 months to get back to it, a-hem. Check it out!

NAFF still a no-show for October

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

Where have all the good times gone? That is one of several major understatements for today. Do your civic duty, C-Uvians, and then consider whether our film culture can rebuild after the drought.

Grab snacks and dig DA BIG ZIP

Sunday, October 18th, 2020

We veer off the normal story beats in central Illinois to visit with Nick Alonzo and company up in Chicago, whose new flick DA BIG ZIP plays virtually this afternoon at 3 p.m. Take in an ultra indie today! Tickets cheap!

Virus fells Orpheum, shorts Avon

Friday, July 3rd, 2020

Nationwide consensus is that small businesses and organizations will get raked over the coals before the pandemic is over. We look at how a first-run, mixed-use, and former movie theater are doing.

Let’s all go to the ‘Movies,’ C-U

Monday, June 8th, 2020

Once upon a time, next to no one in our society knew how to make movies. Traveling impresarios of a century ago made sure to tease the average citizen with the possibilities in programs like ‘Making Movies.’

Fellow fests worth a NAFF shout

Wednesday, April 29th, 2020

In an ideal situation, the New Art Film Festival would be joining other downstate Illinois film events in engaging and enthralling you. In this case, the NAFF cheers on their festival friends from afar.

‘Shows’ page details past NAFFs

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020

We’ve finally built a permanent home for the New Art Film Festival on C-U Blogfidental via the ‘Picture Shows du C-U’ page. Did you know we write more than posts on CUBlog? Read about it!