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The Insect Fear Film Festival sponsored by the Entomology Graduate Students Association on the University of Illinois campus celebrates its 30th anniversary this year on Saturday — and the celebration includes a very special guest and something of a change from its traditional format.
Three movies from filmmakers with local ties are having premieres.
One that already made a splash in Michigan is Jennifer Bechtel's "Scary Normal."
The others are Kimberly Conner's "Jump In," which premieres next month at Springfield's Hoogland Center for the Arts, and Danny Hill's local zombie move, "Infection," which just had its premiere at the Art Theater.
URBANA — The new documentary, "Mannie Jackson: From Boxcar to Boardrooms," will air at 8:30 p.m. Monday on the Big Ten Network.
1980s action heroes have been taking it on the chin lately. In his comeback to the big screen, Arnold Schwarzenegger's "The Last Stand" brought in a measly $12 million, while Sylvester Stallone's "Bullet to the Head" fared even worse, bringing in only $8.5 million.
CHAMPAIGN — Illinois Public Media's next Community Cinema event on Tuesday will be the screening of a new documentary about Whitney Young, executive director of the National Urban League in the 1960s.
"The Powerbroker: Whitney Young's Fight for Civil Rights" was produced by Young's niece, Emmy Award-winning journalist Bonnie Boswell.
Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with Amy Stoch, actor and director and interim part-time manager of the Champaign-Urbana Theatre Company.
It's estimated that more than 10 million Americans are currently being treated for depression through the use of prescription drugs.
Tickets for Kid Cudi at UI Assembly Hall on sale Friday
CHAMPAIGN — General-public tickets for hip-hop artist Kid Cudi's March 30 performance at the University of Illinois Assembly Hall go on sale at 9 a.m. Friday.