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Frank's Weekend Faves, Oct. 28, 2018

I've always enjoyed good puppetry, and have even tried my hand(s) at it theatrically a few times in the past. It takes a special mix of skill, creativity and dexterity to make a a puppet come alive. Just ask Pinocchio — puppet theater has a long, storied history dating back to the Old World.

Who lives here? Oct. 27, 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 wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, 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.

Two late UI grads to be honored at New Art Film Festival

CHAMPAIGN — C-U Confidential's Jason Pankoke doesn't need to live in Champaign to feel its pulse.

The movie guru said that despite living away from Champaign for more than a year, he has been able to organize the New Art Film Festival.

The festival will begin at 7 p.m. Monday, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m. at the Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., C. Admission is free.

Frank's Faves: 'Light' movies

"The name's Francis Soyer, but everybody calls me Psycho. Any of you guys call me Francis, and I'll kill you." ... "Lighten up, Francis." (from "Stripes," 1981).

Oh, dear.

The Screening Room | Siblings' divide drives 'The Sisters Brothers'

While reports of the death of the Western have been exaggerated, there's no question that the genre has been on life support for some time.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2018

EVENTS

This weekend

33RD ANNUAL HALLOWEEN FUN FEST

What: Ages 11 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Dress up in your favorite costume and join the Champaign and Urbana Park Districts for trick-or-treating, games, and a costume contest. Take a walk through our spook-tacularly (family-friendly) Haunted House.Bring a bag to collect your goodies.

Frank's Weekend Faves, Oct. 21, 2018

Halloween — one of my favorite times of year — is more than a week away, but if you're one of those ghoulish types (like me!) for whom it's never too soon to get your spook on, you can't do any better — nor more old-school gothic — than a live stage performance of 'Dracula' in a century-old theater.

Richard J. Leskosky | Gettin' Hitched: Director's TV work to be screened

Late October brings not only chilly weather and the chills associated with Halloween but also the annual Hitchcock retrospective in The News-Gazette Film Series at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

This year's "5 Nights of Hitch" (Monday through Friday at 7 p.m.; tickets $6 or $24 for all showings) presents viewers with some different aspects of Alfred Hitchcock's artistry.

Who lives here? Oct. 20, 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 wholiveshere@news-gazette.com, 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.

Frank's Faves: Newspaper movies

"Get out your notebook; there's more. ... " — Hal Holbrook as Deep Throat in "All the President's Men" (1976)

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