Film capsules, Oct. 31, 2013

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine:

UI events mark 100th anniversary of Indian cinema

URBANA — In observance of the 100th anniversary of Indian cinema, the University of Illinois Library presents "Past, Present, Future: Indian Cinema at 100," a semester-long program of events including screenings of key films, public forums on Indian film and popular culture, and an appearance by filmmaker and activist Onir.

Ebertfest '14 passes go on sale Friday

CHAMPAIGN — It's that time of year again: Festival passes to the 16th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, or "Ebertfest," will go on sale starting Friday.

The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event, set for April 23-27, 2014, at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign. Related talks and panel discussions will be on the University of Illinois campus.

Entertainment listings, Oct. 24-31, 2013

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Film capsules, Oct. 24, 2013

Summaries and mini-reviews of movies playing now, from e3 magazine:

Chuck Koplinski: Modern effects, fiery performances revitalize 'Carrie'

While it might not be "Citizen Kane," Brian De Palma's 1976 version of "Carrie" is a film that many fans view as a landmark horror film.

Carmike 13 slates grand opening for Oct. 31

A roundup of business news:

CHAMPAIGN — The Carmike 13 theater complex has set its grand opening for Oct. 31.

The complex — built at 910 Meijer Drive, C, on the site of the old Beverly 18 — will feature a "BigD" large-format auditorium where 2-D and 3-D movies will be shown on a screen three stories tall and 81 feet wide.

'Dangerous Docs 3' festival set to open Friday

CHAMPAIGN — The Art Theater Co-op will host its third documentary film festival, connecting new movies to local community groups.

The "Dangerous Docs 3" series begins Friday. Tickets are priced the same as regular shows ($9 after 6 p.m.), although $30 festival passes are available at the theater, 126 W. Church St., C.

Halloween, master of suspense go hand in hand

CHAMPAIGN — As Halloween approaches, the Virginia Theatre is hosting "Five Nights of Hitch," a film series featuring the suspense movies of Alfred Hitchcock.

The first film is "Rebecca," shown at 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday at the Virginia, 203 W. Park Ave., C.

Richard J. Leskosky: Get ready to binge on Hitchcock

Just imagine this movie scene: In broad daylight in an airy, flower-filled bedroom with an impossibly tall ceiling, maybe 20 feet high, two women chat about a third and look at some clothing and a bit of embroidery.

That's it: Nothing happens, nothing menacing pops out at them, the music isn't even particularly ominous.

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