Archive for November, 2007


Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Article in Champaign newspaper The Daily Illini about the debut of JEAN SHORTS, a half-hour comedy directed by University of Illinois students Sam Copeland and Roshan Murthy.

Pardon our digital dust… #3

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

Oft-ignored corners of the C-U Blogfidential universe finally get their due. In this episode, two additional Pages jump on the bandwagon.


Monday, November 26th, 2007

Three downstate Illinois productions – PRESS START, LATE AFTERNOON OF THE LIVING DEAD, and NEAR MISS – are now available on DVD.

GARBAGE MAN won’t go to waste

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

Former C-U artistic troublemaker Hart D. Fisher swears that his C-U horror movie, THE GARBAGE MAN, is thisclose to terrorizing a video store near you … and hopefully not just ones in C-U.

Hef gives money to USC, not UIUC

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Press release on the Web site of the University of Southern California about a $2 million donation from Playboy founder Hugh Hefner that will establish a new exhibition space and archive in their School of Cinematic Arts. Plus, your editor bitches about the lack of a film school at the University of Illinois. Again.

Coming Soon is … coming soon

Friday, November 16th, 2007

Coming Soon, the C-U Blogfidential film event listing, will return after Thanksgiving 2007.

Sal Martirano lives on in LsGA, SAL

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

The 11th Annual Martirano Award Concert, taking place on Thursday, November 15, 2007, at the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, UIUC, Urbana, IL, will revive Salvatore Martirano’s mixed-media piece “L’s G.A.” and feature an excerpt from an upcoming documentary on his life.

Majestic Theatre burns to ground

Thursday, November 15th, 2007

Article in Champaign daily The News-Gazette about Paxton, IL, residents bemoaning the destruction of the Paxton Majestic Theatre in the downtown area, completely gutted by a fire on Tuesday.

Film emerges from IWU shadows

Tuesday, November 13th, 2007

The Illinois Wesleyan University student film club 9×9 will unveil their latest project, DOUBLE BLIND, on Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at 9 p.m. in the Hansen Student Center.

Coming Soon: Nov 2007 pt.2

Thursday, November 8th, 2007

Coming Soon: PENNIES FROM HEAVEN at 62 Krannert Art Museum, UIUC, Urbana, IL (11/8/07), the SIGGRAPH 2007 Electronic Theater at auditorium of NCSA Building, UIUC, Urbana, IL (11/8/07), A WEEK IN THE LIFE OF A MAN at 1080 Foreign Language Building, UIUC, Urbana, IL (11/8/07), RUSSIAN ARK at G17 Foreign Language Building, UIUC, Urbana, IL (11/8/07), African Film Conference at various locations, UIUC, Urbana, IL (11/8-10/07), 49 Hour Film Competition showcase at auditorium of Natural History Building, UIUC, Urbana, IL (11/9/07), ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN at Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL (11/9-10/07), Asian Film Festival at Boardman’s Art Theatre, Champaign, IL (11/9-10/07), After Dark Horrorfest at Savoy 16, Savoy, IL (11/9-18/07), and ACT YOUR AGE premiere at Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL (11/14/07).

Pardon our digital dust… #2

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Oft-ignored corners of the C-U Blogfidential universe finally get their due. In this episode, two more action-packed Pages join the fold.

Ebertfest 2008 passes on sale

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

Festival passes for the next Ebertfest, taking place at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign on April 23-27, 2008, are now on sale.

Coming Soon: November 2007

Thursday, November 1st, 2007

Coming Soon: Ken Burns speaks at Hansen Student Center, Illinois Wesleyan University, Bloomington, IL, and Braden Auditorium, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (10/1/07), ONE FINE DAY! Episode 3 debut on (10/1/07), THE QUIET MAN and HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY at Virginia Theatre, Champaign, IL (10/3/07), and cast members of MYTHBUSTERS speak at Braden Auditorium, Illinois State University, Normal, IL (10/3/07).