Entertainment listings, Aug. 30-Sept. 6, 2018


This weekend


Dance documentary's debut a golden occasion

A documentary about jazz genius Merce Cunningham is among the draws as Dance at Illinois presents the Flatlands Dance Film Festival on Friday and Saturday to mark the University of Illinois dance department’s 50th anniversary season.

The Screening Room | Two leads bring quiet power to 'Operation Finale'

Unlike many of the other high-ranking members of the Third Reich, Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the Final Solution, survived World War II. He fled to South America, where he continued to live with his family and get up each morning to enjoy the day, a privilege those put to death because of his machinations were denied.

Frank's Faves: Good movies with bad titles

"It is a sad truth, but we have lost the faculty of giving lovely names to things. Names are everything." — Oscar Wilde

Just as ideas for faves can be inspired by the oddest of occurrences, they can also come about in the unlikeliest of places.

Richard J. Leskosky | 'Mockingbird's' enduring story coming to Virginia

Childhood memories of a 1930s southern town, racial bigotry and a noble father come to life in Universal's film adaptation of Harper Lee's 1960 best-seller, "To Kill a Mockingbird," the next installment in The News-Gazette Film Series at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, screening at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday. Tickets are $6.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Aug. 26, 2018

It has been this area's last, best festival of summer for the past 75 years, and will be for the next 75 as long as it's held each Labor Day weekend.

Who lives here? Aug. 25, 2018

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screenshot of a home from a movie or television show and ask readers, "Who lives here?" Email your guess of a character who resides there to, and we'll give a winner a shout-out on next week's page. Be sure to include your full name and town of residence.

Weekend Top 10, Aug. 24, 2018

Places to be and things to see this weekend, courtesy of staff writer Tim Mitchell:

Singing for a cause

LANCO aka Lancaster and Co., an American country music band, is the featured attraction at tonight's Summer Bash, Andrae's Harley-Davidson's fundraiser for MDA. Park at the Champaign County Fairgrounds for a free bus ride to and from Andrae's.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 24, 2018

When LOVIE SMITH was hired as Illinois football coach in March 2016, he had the full support of former Illini JASON DAVIS, who played for Smith with the Chicago Bears.

Frank's Faves: Movies where the bad guy (or girl) walks away

"I must have killed a lot of cows in a past life for Karma to hate me this much." — Katie McGarry

I'm sure I must have mentioned this a time or two before, but it seems life never fails to remind me on a regular basis that the strangest things can inspire a faves list at almost any moment.