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Chaz, Kohn hand-pick films true to vision

April 14, 2015

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...

Box Office Report: “John Wick”

Box Office Report: “John Wick”
October 30, 2014

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...

Halloween events, activities around town

October 28, 2014

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,...

The Art Theater Co-op hosts inaugural Dance Film Festival

September 17, 2014

A theater has a wide variety of purposes. From movies to gatherings, certain theaters specialize in showing different types of art, and for The Art Theater Co-op, a combination of dance and film took place...

The Great War Opening Event kicks off semester-long centennial initiative

September 4, 2014

Exactly 100 years ago in the late summer of 1914, World War I had just begun. Countries either banded together or were against each other, creating innovations in industry, warfare, propaganda and entertainment,...

Pens to Lens film competition brings screenplays to life

Andrew Stengele and crew members during the shooting of one of the 2014 Pens to Lens films, 
July 14, 2014

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...

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