URBANA — The University of Illinois Department of African American Studies will present this evening a provocative documentary that explores the slave trade in the world and in U.S. history.
CHAMPAIGN — Presenters will talk about their passions during PechaKucha C-U Volume 11 on Friday at Parkland College.
They include Parkland President Tom Ramage, whose topic is "Extreme Paintball." The other presenters and their talks:
— Luke Boyce: "5 Movies That Literally Changed the World."
— Vanessa and Doug Burgett: "20 Collaborations x 20 Days."
Now more than ever, we should be grateful for our existence, as we are living in the midst of a very special time. If you stroll out to your backyard any night this week and glance skyward, you will notice that Planet Hollywood is visible to the naked eye.
A rare treat is on tap for film fans as the Art Theater will run the full slate of this year's Oscar-nominated shorts Friday and Saturday.
Both the live-action and animated nominees, 10 movies in total, will be screened — and they are an eclectic bunch.
CHAMPAIGN — Champaign-Urbana Citizens for Peace and Justice will host a screening of the documentary "The House I Live In" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., C.
A panel discussion will follow the screening.
In a New York Times review published in October, Manohla Dargis wrote:
Studio Visit appears in Sunday editions of The News-Gazette. Here, a visit with Mikel Matthews Jr., an actor, director, stand-up comedian and teacher.
Q: I'm fascinated by your show tattoos. How many do you have?
At first glance, Walter Hill's "Bullet to the Head" seems to be a standard exercise in action, a film loaded with mayhem, but short on plot. Sporting a stripped-down story that's constructed around various set pieces, it sports a retro vibe harkening back to the action movies of the '80s, which seem to be all the rage at present.
CHAMPAIGN — Local filmmaker and entrepreneur Luke Boyce of Shatterglass Studios will give a free lecture in the Parkland College Meet the Pros series from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday in Room C118 on the campus.
It is open to the public.
LeROY— Running a small-town movie theater is a rarity, but when the Hanafin family tackled LeRoy's Princess Theatre in 2006, they fell in love with the business.