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Chaz, Kohn hand-pick films true to vision

April 14, 2015


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Festival Director Nathaniel Kohn and Chaz Ebert have worked throughout the last year to hand-pick the films shown at Ebertfest. Kohn said the process of picking the films is ongoing, and many factors are considered when choosing the films, which are announced in March.  Some of the film choices com...

Box Office Report: “John Wick”

Box Office Report: “John Wick”

October 30, 2014


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My thought process walking out (or escaping) the theater was to label “John Wick” as either bad or really bad depending on how pissed off traffic made me on the ride home. And I will say that I hit more red lights than I intended to.  The film concerns a retired hit man played by Keanu Reeves, who bre...

Halloween events, activities around town

By Daily Illini Saff Report

October 28, 2014


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Tuesday, Oct. 28 Event name: Halloweentown Movie Screening Location: The Courtyard Cafe at the Illini Union Time: 7 p.m. Cost: Free Description: An event featuring a free movie screening, photo booth, snacks, pumpkin decorating and other activities. ________________________________________________________...

Pens to Lens film competition brings screenplays to life

Pens to Lens film competition brings screenplays to life

By Earn Saenmuk

July 14, 2014


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A number of student screenwriters may soon see their vision on the silver screen as filmmakers, actors and artists in Central Illinois produce a number of films based on submissions to Pens to Lens, a screenwriting competition for students K-12. Participants had the opportunity to submit their screenplays unt...