Archive for October, 2008

CUFF visits HOOPESTON Oct. 30

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

The 15th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival will give the Midwest its first public look at the documentary HOOPESTON, produced by New York-based indie SYNYDYNE, this Thursday, October 30, 2008.

BE BOLD! proceeds Oct. 25 to C-U

Friday, October 24th, 2008

PROCEED AND BE BOLD!, a new documentary by former Illini Film & Video stalwart Laura Zinger and Brown Finch Films, will be shown Saturday, October 25, 2008, at 7 p.m. in the Armory Building on the University of Illinois campus.

CMG 1.2 on hold, MF 8 up next

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

The good news: March 3, 2009, is the release date for MICRO-FILM 8. The bad news: We’ve decided to shelve The CineMicroGraph after one issue.

Letters RE LincolnFest, UI-7

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Have you read Roger Ebert’s reaction to our October 17, 2008, item regarding LincolnFest, or Jay Rosenstein’s comments about our September 21, 2008, item pertaining to UI-7?

COBB FIELD hits for cycle Oct. 20

Monday, October 20th, 2008

COBB FIELD, the latest production from Callan Films of Effingham, IL, will have its local premiere at the Rosebud Theatre in Effingham on Monday, October 20, 2008.

Hearts skip a beat all over C-U

Friday, October 17th, 2008

Article in Champaign daily The News-Gazette about the signing of veteran actor Hal Holbrook to appear at LincolnFest in downtown Champaign on March 12-15, 2009. Also, your editor bitches about ill-chosen words by well-meaning people.

New owner to shore up Lorraine

Wednesday, October 15th, 2008

Interview on Champaign Web site with Joshua Caudle, the new owner of the Lorraine Theatre in Hoopeston, IL.

Movie Makers to meet Oct. 14

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

Champaign Movie Makers, a group dedicated to fostering independent and personal filmmaking in the Champaign-Urbana area, will next meet at Shatterglass Studios in Urbana, IL, on Tuesday, October 14, 2008.

APE screams WEREWOLF Oct. 13

Monday, October 13th, 2008

Help the crew of Brainsmart Productions abscond with moolah to beautify WEREWOLF CEMETERY: Issue 4, currently filming in an abandoned movie theater near you, by attending the Brainsmart show at Mike n’ Molly’s in downtown Champaign on Monday, October 13, 2008.

NBC to tape B-N ice skate event

Friday, October 10th, 2008

Article in Bloomington daily The Pantagraph about the taping of a television special at U.S. Cellular Coliseum in downtown Bloomington, IL, called SKATING FOR LIFE BENEFITING SUSAN G. KOMEN FOR THE CURE, that will air on the NBC network Saturday, October 25, 2008.

ROBOGIRL routs aliens on DVD

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Huntress, a cyborg warrior from the future, arrives in the present to stop the spread of an alien collective consciousness in ROBOGIRL, a mobisode series just released on DVD by Champaign’s Dark Maze Studios.

Katrina doc at Art through Oct. 9

Monday, October 6th, 2008

Boardman’s Art Theatre in Champaign, IL, is playing the Sundance Film Festival winner TROUBLE THE WATER from October 6, 2008, through October 9, 2008, with directors Carl Deal, Jr., and Tia Lessin in attendance.

Coming Soon: Oct-Nov 2008

Saturday, October 4th, 2008

Coming Soon: Sixth annual AEMS Asian Film Festival @ Boardman’s Art Theatre, Champaign, IL (10/3-5/08), THE VISITOR @ Normal Theater, Normal, IL (10/4-5/08), IPRH Film Series @ 62 Krannert Art Museum, UIUC, Urbana, IL (10/9-11/13/08), THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW @ Avon Theater, Decatur, IL (10/24-25/08), and Fourth annual Tournees French Film Festival @ Boardman’s Art Theatre, Champaign, IL (10/31-11/6/08).