Sound Workshop

Sound Workshop

Posted by Luke Boyce on Feb 28, 2013 in Featured Events, Workshop | 4 comments

We’ll be hosting a FREE Sound workshop on Feb. 28th from 6pm to 9pm at Shatterglass Studios in Downtown Champaign. The workshop will feature Chicago Sound professional Mario Coletta (The Dark Knight, The Unborn) teaching the basics of recording sound for film and video. They will be bringing all of their sound equipment for demonstration and hands-on teaching. Shatterglass Studios is located at 309 South Neil Street, directly to the south of Champaign...

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Crazy & Thief

Crazy & Thief

Posted by Luke Boyce on Jan 24, 2013 in Featured, Featured Events, Filmmaker Event, Filmmaker Q&A, Screenings | 2 comments

Screening and Q&A! There will be a FREE screening of the family-friendly “Crazy & Thief” sponsored by Hendrick House, which will be followed by a Q&A session with Director Cory McAbee. Cory is a musician-turned-filmmaker who wrote, directed, and starred in the space-western-musical films “The American Astronaut” and “Stingray Sam”. Both films screened at the Sundance Film Festival. His newest film, “Crazy & Thief”, is showing at film...

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Meet Cory McAbee!

Meet Cory McAbee!

Posted by Luke Boyce on Jan 23, 2013 in Featured, Featured Events | 0 comments

Cory McAbee will attend a FREE meet-and-greet with the community at Crane Alley, sponsored by Busey Bank/Busey Wealth Management Cory is a musician-turned-filmmaker who wrote, directed, and starred in the space-western-musical films “The American Astronaut” and “Stingray Sam”. Both films screened at the Sundance Film Festival. His newest film, “Crazy & Thief”, is showing at film festivals all over the world and was listed as one of the Top 10 Best...

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The American Astronaut

The American Astronaut

Posted by Luke Boyce on Jan 17, 2013 in Featured, Featured Events, Screenings | 0 comments

The University of Illinois Department of Art and Design hosts a screening of “The American Astronaut”, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival, in the Krannert Art Museum Auditorium (500 E. Peabody Dr., Champaign, Illinois 61820-6913). This event is in anticipation of director Cory McAbee’s visit to Champaign-Urbana! Cory McAbee’s visit is a part of the Champaign-Urbana Film Society’s Visiting Filmmaker Series, which is made free...

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The 2012 New Art Film Festival

The 2012 New Art Film Festival

Posted by Luke Boyce on Apr 20, 2012 in Featured Events | 0 comments

The New Art Film Festival is an annual festival showcasing local filmmakers from Champaign-Urbana, IL, and other downstate Illinois cities. The date is Friday, April 20, 2012, from approximately 5:00 p.m. to Midnight. Public admission is free. The New Art Film Festival will be promoted as part of the county-wide Boneyard Arts Festival of Champaign County. New Art Film Festival – Complete Schedule @ The Art Theater, Champaign, IL April 20, 2012, 4:30 p.m.-12 a.m. ...

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Seeking Talent!

Seeking Talent!

Posted by Luke Boyce on Apr 19, 2012 in Featured Events | 0 comments

We want your music in our films!    The Champaign-Urbana Film Society in conjunction with Champaign Movie Makers is creating a contact list of musicians interested in offering their original music and talents to the growing indie film scene in the area.  At this point we're just gathering names, but we plan to organize networking events to build relationships between these two talented communities.  If you are interested in receiving...

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Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Posted by Luke Boyce on Jan 27, 2012 in Featured Events, Screenings | 0 comments

The CU Film Society is extremely excited to announce that we will be sponsoring the Art Theater Late Night Movie on January 27 which we’ve been able to select as one of our all-time favorite films: “Who Framed Roger Rabbit”!! This landmark film directed by Robert Zemeckis ushered in the new golden age of animation in 1988! Even more exciting: the film will be presented in glorious 35mm, just like it was shown in ’88 (and if most of you are like...

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Breathless

Breathless

Posted by Luke Boyce on Dec 3, 2011 in Featured Events, Screenings | 0 comments

As part of our Art Theater Discussion Series, we will be presenting a discussion for the French New Wave classic Breathless (1960), directed by the great Jean-Luc Godard, on Saturday, Dec. 3rd at 12:00pm. Roger Ebert has stated that film history “can be divided into two sections: before Breathless and after Breathless” as it remains one of the most influential films in cinema history. It gave way to not only the French New Wave, but the New American Cinema...

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Charlie Chaplin Weekend

Charlie Chaplin Weekend

Posted by Luke Boyce on Nov 26, 2011 in Featured Events, Screenings | 0 comments

As part of our Art Theater Discussion Series, we will be presenting discussions for the Chaplin programs at the Art Theater on Saturday, November 26th and 27th at 12:00pm. Saturday, Nov. 26th will screen a series of classic Chaplin shorts from his First National Days including Sunnyside (1919), The Idle Class (1921) and Pay Day (1922). Sunday, Nov. 27th will present Chaplin’s classic, but oft-overlooked The Circus (1928), perhaps his most straight-ahead comedy...

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Meet Scott Regan (Filmmaker Q&A Series)

Posted by Luke Boyce on Nov 10, 2011 in Blog | 1 comment

An accomplished cinematographer, photographer and all-around image-maker and storyteller: Scott Regan has worked on numerous independent films, commercials, music videos and regularly shoots various promos and events for Red Bull. We got a chance to ask him a few questions about his thoughts on digital cinema and it’s impact on modern independent filmmaking. C-U FILM SOCIETY: Tell us a little about yourself (mini-bio), and how did you find your way into the world...

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