CHAMPAIGN — The Champaign County American Civil Liberties Union will have a free screening of the short documentary "Overcriminalized" at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Art Theater, 126 W. Church St., C. The public is invited.
Few would ever think of a romantic comedy as "life-changing" unless, say, it actually inspired someone to propose this Valentine's Day. But you can see a genuine Hollywood life changer when the News-Gazette Film Series screens "The Philadelphia Story" at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign.
For the shortest month, February has more than its share of notable dates, honoring everything from groundhogs to presidents (coincidence, I'm sure) — but the date most important to remember, for me anyway, is Feb. 4th ... my wife's birthday. In observance of such, I offer you a guest list (most likely in incorrect order):
There are many interesting ideas in Dean Isrealite's "Project Almanac." Too bad the film doesn't contain compelling characters, a sense of urgency or any visual flair. If it did, Isrealite might have been on to something.
Film puts spotlight on nuclear arms
"The Man Who Saved the World," a feature-length film that tells the true yet nearly unknown story of Stanislav Petrov, the Soviet lieutenant colonel who prevented nuclear Armageddon at the height of the Cold War, will be shown at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Room 1090 of Lincoln Hall at the UI in Urbana.
What awards has "Life Itself" won?
So far, it's received a slew of nominations, except for the well-publicized Oscar "snub," and 18 wins, mainly in the best documentary category.