Film capsules, Sept. 3, 2015

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine:

25 tons of corn arrives, to planners' great relief

HOOPESTON — For the last few years, JMR Farms in Vincennes, Ind., has supplied the main attraction of the National Sweetcorn Festival in Hoopeston.

But rain-flooded fields this spring led to what festival organizers feared — a shortage of corn.

That's Entertainment: Spotlighting events in and around the area

Art scene

URBANA — Amara Yoga & Arts, a yoga studio and art gallery at Lincoln Square Village, Urbana, will host an opening reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday for an exhibition featuring art by Sara Paige.

The Future Five, Aug. 31, 2015

Staff Writer TIM MITCHELL's entertainment recommendations for the week ahead:


Richard J. Leskosky: 'Rebel' kicks off latest N-G Film Series

The first day in a new school can be pretty stressful. But it definitely won't be as traumatic as Jim Stark's (James Dean) first day in his new school in the 1955 classic "Rebel Without a Cause," which screens in the News-Gazette Film Series at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign at 1 and 7 p.m. on Saturday.

Library events, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2015

Selected events at local libraries:

Champaign Public Library

Main library, 200 W. Green St.

Douglass Branch, 504 E. Grove St.

Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Checking out 'The Prophet'

A good time with Parmalee

CHAMPAIGN — Boy, Parmalee sure is having fun. You can tell by the country-rock band's Twitter feed.

Studio Visit: Kemal Nance

Studio Visit is a Q&A with a local artist. Here, Kemal Nance, a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Illinois in African-American studies and a lecturer for Dance at Illinois, chats with The News-Gazette's Melissa Merli.

Are you teaching this semester?