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Film

Chuck Koplinski: Macdonald, Jasper find voices in 'Patti Cake$'

Director Geremy Jasper may have been concerned about many things while making his debut feature, "Patti Cake$" (opening Wednesday), but actress Danielle Macdonald wasn't one of them.

Who lives here? Aug. 26, 2017

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. This week, you get a hint.

Top of the Morning, Aug. 25, 2017

Toward the end of the Big Ten Network's Illinois broadcast on Tuesday, each of the announcers shared his highlight from the stop.

GERRY DiNARDO said "Chayce Crouch"; HOWARD GRIFFITH said "Larry Boyd."

And for host DAVE REVSINE?

Entertainment listings, Aug. 24-31, 2017

EVENTS

This weekend

HALF CENTURY OF PROGRESS

Chuck Koplinski: Lapses in logic doom 'Good Time'

Critics and fans alike have been heaping praise on Josh and Benny Safdie's "Good Time" since its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival earlier this year.

It's easy to see why, as this is a "Hey, look at me!" production, one suffused with style, meant to signal there are brave new visionaries behind the camera.

Submissions sought for 2017 New Art Film Festival

CHAMPAIGN — The New Art Film Festival will accept submissions through Sept. 15 for its eighth annual film program, set for Oct. 29 at the Art Theater in Champaign.

Richard J. Leskosky: A behind-the-scenes look at 'The Wizard of Oz'

When five directors work on the same film and the script goes through more than a dozen writers, the result generally doesn't turn out well. The News-Gazette Film Series, however, displays a stellar exception to that generalization, "The Wizard of Oz," at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.

Who lives here? Aug. 19, 2017

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.

Danville producer's short a winner at Prairie State Film Festival

DANVILLE — "The Sheriff's Children," a short film produced by Mike Boedicker of Danville, recently won two awards at the Prairie State Film Festival in DeKalb. It also received an Award of Merit Special Mention in the online Accolade Global Film Competition.

#TheMJs, Aug. 18, 2017

On Fridays, staff writer Marcus Jackson (@MarcusJ_NG) provides a glance at the best Twitter has to offer.