Archive for September, 2009

Film mavericks take on B-N, C-U

Wednesday, September 30th, 2009

Several individuals would like to stand up in front of a local audience this week and tell us all about it. Are you game to listen and learn, dearest readers?

Old theaters appear in C-U books

Monday, September 28th, 2009

Arcadia Publishing released the picture book “Urbana” by Ilona Matkovszki and Dennis Roberts on September 14, 2009, which serves as a companion piece to their prior volume, “Champaign” by Raymond Bial.

INFORMANT! skims $14M in W1

Saturday, September 26th, 2009

THE INFORMANT! collects $14 million at the U.S. box office during its first full week of release.

Marshall films screen at UIUC

Friday, September 25th, 2009

A series of presentations to showcase the creative, non-commercial output of post-World War II filmmakers in Europe to help the intercontinental “Marshall Plan” meet its goals will be held September 24-26, 2009, on the Unviersity of Illinois campus under the title, “Selling Democracy: Films of the Marshall Plan, 1948–1953,” hosted by Sandra Schulberg.

“Knife” #2: ALL WE HAD & more

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009

In this edition of “A Knife in a Gun Fight,” author Michelle Kaffko gets acquainted with Chicago filmmakers Logan Futej and Jared Hoffa and the story behind their new film, ALL WE HAD.

R66IFF hosts eighth great slate

Saturday, September 19th, 2009

The eighth annual Route 66 International Film Festival presents the best in global independent cinema at the Hoogland Center for the Arts in Springfield, IL, on September 19-20, 2009.

“Whitacre” blows whistle today

Friday, September 18th, 2009

THE INFORMANT! is now playing in a theater near you.

CMM meets Tuesday, Sept. 15

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Champaign Movie Makers, a group dedicated to fostering independent and personal filmmaking in the Champaign-Urbana area, will next meet at the UIUC Foreign Language Building in Urbana, IL, on Tuesday, September 15, 2009.

IFV begins with bang-bang-bang!

Monday, September 14th, 2009

Illini Film & Video, the student film-making club at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will next meet at 6:30 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2009, in Room 104 of the English Building.

A tale of two INFORMANTs, sorta

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

The marketing personnel charged with selling THE INFORMANT! on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean came up with decidedly mismatched results.

Talent sought for film, haunting

Thursday, September 10th, 2009

The producer of local indie film, THE ACT OF SEPARATION, and talent coordinator of high-grade haunted house attraction in Pesotum, IL, need your acting chops. Stat.

Nine little nuggets for 9/9/09

Wednesday, September 9th, 2009

It’s not often that one sees such a potluck served here at C-U Blogfidential, but here you go … all nine courses’ worth.

Be informed on INFORMANT! tix

Monday, September 7th, 2009

The Avon Theater in Decatur, IL, will start playing the Warner Bros. picture THE INFORMANT!, starring Matt Damon, on September 18, 2009.

LADIES crew quizzed + update

Sunday, September 6th, 2009 profiles the (literal) movers and shakers behind the upcoming music-and-dance filled drama LEADING LADIES, filmed earlier this summer in Champaign-Urbana.

Get in the DOGHOUSE on Sept. 6

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

A double-feature of locally-made short film thrillers will premiere under the umbrella title DOGHOUSE at The Canopy Club in Urbana, IL, at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 6, 2009.