GIBSON CITY — Neal Tire & Auto Service in Gibson City is giving away tickets for the Saturday showings of "Grease" and "Epic" at the Harvest Moon Drive-In Theater.
URBANA — The new season of Illinois Public Media's Community Cinema will begin Tuesday in a new location: the Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory St., U, at the University of Illinois.
The first screening will be of "The Graduates/Los Graduados," which examines the roots of the Latino dropout crisis and efforts to turn it around.
Who could have predicted that the director of "Grand Theft Auto" (1977) would one day be at the helm of the greatest auto racing film ever made?
Often when actors or singers know a performance is going to be the last of their careers, they will make an effort to make it particularly memorable or emblematic of their entire body of work, going out on a high note. That's their swan song.
Director Denis Villeneuve sets out to examine many substantial themes in his gripping thriller "Prisoners," chief among them the burden of guilt and the quest for redemption.
These are heady issues for a Hollywood production, and during the first two hours of the movie, the filmmaker takes an unflinching approach toward the lofty narrative goals he has set for himself.
John Ford, one of America's greatest film directors, built a reputation partly on the epic sweep of his westerns, where he often set the nation-building actions of his characters against the magnificent backdrop of Monument Valley. So one of the many ironies of his late masterpiece, "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," derives from his shooting it in black and white largely on studio sets.
Autistic son's love of movies and the memory of a late friend inspired man to accept project
CHAMPAIGN — Artist Rick Harney had taken a six- to seven-year break from making life-size cast-bronze sculptures when he received a compelling phone call last year.
It came from Donna Anderson, who at the time was in a hospital bed in Chicago after having had a heart transplant.
I grew up during the age of the John Hughes film, and I seemed to be the only one who didn't jump on the bandwagon that proclaimed him the voice of my generation.