Archive for January, 2009

Kate’s vid offers nothing but JOY

Saturday, January 31st, 2009

Kate Hathaway the experimenting musician becomes Kate Hathaway the budding videographer with this six-minute piece about an inspiration, Charles Joseph Smith.

Article du C-U: Ebertfest X, pt.3

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Anthony Zoubek finally explains it all for the C-U Blogfidential readership. In this third entry, he offers a HAMLET assessment.

When Roger met Nina (& Sita, too)

Wednesday, January 28th, 2009

Urbana native Roger Ebert sings the praises of Urbana native Nina Paley’s film SITA SINGS THE BLUES, which might just play in a certain Champaign film festival in April.

Illini Film & Video meets Jan. 26

Monday, January 26th, 2009

The next meeting of Illini Film & Video will be on Monday, January 26, 2009, at 6 p.m. in Room 104 of the UIUC English Building on the Main Quad.

Acting alums find stepping stones

Monday, January 26th, 2009

Articles in Bloomington (IL) daily The Pantagraph about the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences nominating Illinois Wesleyan University alumnus Richard Jenkins for an Academy Award as Best Actor in THE VISITOR and recent Illinois State University graduate Ben Marten earning a role on the A&E television series, THE BEAST.

Americana on tap at the Avon

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

“Americana at the Movies” will be the theme of the next Richland Community College film class taught by Skip Huston at the Avon Theatre in Decatur, IL, beginning on Thursday, January 29, 2009.

Goldwyn to distro BROTHERS doc

Sunday, January 25th, 2009 reports that Samuel Goldwyn Films has purchased the U.S. distribution rights to BROTHERS AT WAR, a feature length documentary by University of Notre Dame graduate and Decatur native Jake Rademacher.

IMC Film Fest needs your film!

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

The Production Group of the Urbana-Champaign Independent Media Center is looking for material to present at their first IMC Film Festival, taking place February 6-8, 2009, at the IMC in Urbana, IL.

Movie Makers to meet Jan. 20

Tuesday, January 20th, 2009

Champaign Movie Makers, a group dedicated to fostering independent and personal filmmaking in the Champaign-Urbana area, will next meet at the Champaign Public Library in Champaign, IL, on Tuesday, January 20, 2009.

Article du C-U: Ebertfest X, pt.2

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

Anthony Zoubek finally explains it all for the C-U Blogfidential readership. In this second entry, he recalls key moments in “Ebertfest” history.

Media babbling over Brooks story

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

One man. One woman. Family. Friends. Customers. Sporks. Who says that Taco Bell nuptials don’t offer the whole enchilada?

Orpheum heads talk future plans

Saturday, January 10th, 2009

Article in Champaign daily The News-Gazette about the board of directors of the Orpheum Children’s Science Museum seeking input from area firms about developing a stand-alone museum and revitalizing or selling its current home, the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Champaign.

Web site live for WONDER WORLD

Thursday, January 8th, 2009

Tennessee filmmaker Daniel Griffith has finally launched the official Web site for his documentary, THE WONDER WORLD OF K. GORDON MURRAY.