Archive for March, 2008

Ebertfest 2008 films revealed

Friday, March 28th, 2008

The College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced the movies to be showcased at the tenth annual edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival.

Drama to ponder NORMAL FOLK

Sunday, March 23rd, 2008

Article in Bloomington (IL) daily The Pantagraph about Hollywood filmmaker Graham Streeter visiting Bloomington-Normal to scout locations for his upcoming narrative feature NORMAL FOLK, which will star Normal resident Marty Murphy as a woman living with severe autism. Also, your editor says what has to be said about location shooting locally.

INFORMANT tapped for local shoot

Sunday, March 16th, 2008

Articles in Decatur daily Herald & Review about the impending location shooting of Steven Soderbergh’s next studio picture, THE INFORMANT, in Decatur, IL, this April and May. Also, your editor scolds a well-meaning group for taking initiative on something that wasn’t theirs to begin with.

Ebert appoints HAMLET for ’08

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

A preview in The Hollywood Reporter covers the upcoming 10th edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival in Champaign, IL, revealing that the opening night attraction is a 70mm print of HAMLET (1996), directed by Kenneth Branagh.

Scott Mutter, 1944-2008

Saturday, March 15th, 2008

Several articles report on the passing of this former Champaign-Urbana student and photographer, who was involved in the rise of Ron Epple’s Expanded Cinema.

Bardeen cachet, the JaPan way

Wednesday, March 12th, 2008

On three consecutive freelance jobs that cut in during the current C-U Confidential dance, your editor demonstrates the three basics of print media: writin’, illustratin’, and designin’.

Pardon our digital dust… #5

Thursday, March 6th, 2008

Oft-ignored corners of the C-U Blogfidential universe finally get their due. In this episode, three truant Pages finally catch up to the pack and complete the inner circle.

Lincoln FilmFest to enter C-U fray

Wednesday, March 5th, 2008

Article in Champaign daily The News-Gazette about the Lincoln FilmFest, planned by former Ebertfest executive director Nancy Casey and C-U historian Dannel McCollum, to take place March 13-15, 2009, at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign. Also, your editor ruminates about a little bit of this and a little bit of that.