Student filmmakers from Maine East, Maine South and Maine West were recently honored for their work by two organizations. The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) Midwest Student Production Awards honored the following students as Crystal Pillar winners: • Maine South student Nicole Scimeca in the Music VideoRead More →

Senator Bernie Sanders speaking at the Kellogg strike in Battle Creek, MI. [Credit: Battle Creek Shopper News, Facebook] Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders spoke at Unity Fest, an event held on Sunday, April 24 to celebrate the successful unionization vote at five Starbucks locations in Richmond, Va., by Starbucks United. TheRead More →

Italian auction house The Open Reel has unveiled three new additions to its Cannes Market catalogue, including Isabel Coixet’s latest film The yellow ceiling. The feature documentary, produced by Miss Wasabi Films, tells the story of nine former students of the Spanish theater in Lleida who filed a complaint againstRead More →

Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, in residence at Northeastern Illinois University, presents its popular “Flamenco Passion” performances at the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd., 7:30 p.m., Friday, June 17 and Saturday, June 18 June and Sunday, June 19 at 3 p.m. These performancesRead More →

By Nancy S. Bishop, Third rib examination: Since 1985, the International Latino Cultural Center of Chicago has presented the annual Chicago Latin Film Festival, which features a diverse and entertaining selection of feature and short films from across Latin America. This year’s event, presented both in person and virtually, beganRead More →

Champaign, IL (WCIA) Ebertfest Film Festival Roger and Chaz Ebert could have founded a film festival anywhere, but they brought it to his hometown, and Chaz Ebert honored that by donating so much time and resources as gifts to the festival and the College of Media . The festival beginsRead More →

Jasper, Indiana—Kevin Schewe won the award for BEST SCENARIO for bad love tigershis original screenplay based on his second book, to Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards in Rome, Italy. “The history between Rome and Hollywood is really amazing, so many classic films have been made in Europe with ItalianRead More →

Jasper, Indiana—Kevin Schewe won the award for BEST SCENARIO for bad love tigershis original screenplay based on his second book, to Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards in Rome, Italy. “The history between Rome and Hollywood is really amazing, so many classic films have been made in Europe with ItalianRead More →

Jasper, Indiana—Kevin Schewe won the award for BEST SCENARIO for bad love tigershis original screenplay based on his second book, to Hollywood on the Tiber Film Awards in Rome, Italy. “The history between Rome and Hollywood is really amazing, so many classic films have been made in Europe with ItalianRead More →

FromKALB – Randy Caspersen doesn’t describe himself as religious, but every time he visits the garden behind Mayfield Congregational Church in Sycamore, he becomes spiritually inspired. Caspersen said the Monarch Garden and Station is “a peaceful place of respite, contemplation and relaxation for all of us”. Caspersen is an assistantRead More →

The Roger Ebert Film Festival returns to Champaign on Wednesday, with a full slate of films and speakers in its 22nd year. “We’ll be showing movies that will make you laugh and make you cry, and some filled with so much music you’ll want to dance,” said Chaz Ebert, widowRead More →

The 75th Cannes International Film Festival unveiled the official lineup for its 2022 edition at a press conference in Paris. Cannes Film Festival President Pierre Lescure and General Delegate/Artistic Director Thierry Frémaux shared the competition, Un Certain Regard and out-of-competition titles from the 75th edition of the event, which runsRead More →

Jasper, Indiana—bad love tigersby Kevin Schewe won two screenplay awards at the Golden Wings International Film Awards. They include BEST THRILLER MOVIE SCENARIO and BEST SCENARIO OF THE MONTH. “To have my screenplay recognized by GWIFA with two awards is truly an honor,” Schewe says. “It’s an organization that shinesRead More →

Federation of Indian Associations [FIA] Chicago, 501(c)(3) status, a leading community umbrella organization — hosted spectacular, vibrant and colorful Holi celebrations marked by festive cheer interspersed with a beautifully decorated stage and venues, filled with music, of dancing and singing awash in the vibrancy of color and gallant exuberance atRead More →

JANE ARTMAN-ANDREWS Over 60 Vice President Be sure to join your Over 60 friends and our travel partner, Tri-State Travel, for a day trip to the Pella Tulip Festival. Travel back in time with us on Thursday May 5th to a European village with an authentic windmill, bright tulips andRead More →

March 31, 2022 3:12 p.m. EDT Colleagues of Bruce Willis have reportedly expressed concerns about his cognitive state Willis’ family confirmed his retirement due to his aphasia diagnosis. Los Angeles, California – Bruce Willis’ the aphasia diagnosis has apparently been suspected by her on-set colleagues for the past few years.Read More →

WATERLOO — An award-winning docudrama with metro ties will premiere Saturday at the Cedar Rapids Independent Film Festival. “Sons & Daughters of Thunder,” by Mid-America Emmy-winning filmmakers Tammy and Kelly Rundle of Fourth Wall Films, will screen at 10:10 a.m. and 6 p.m. at the Collins Road Theaters in Marion.Read More →

We often tend to overlook unconventional regional films that are overshadowed by mainstream cinema. Over the years, regional filmmakers have delivered films that have gained popularity for their distinctive style and storytelling. It is no surprise that the Hindi film industry has adapted and will continue to do so toRead More →

BARRINGTON — For 26 years, school crossing guard Fred Welstead stood sentry on busy suburban streets, safely guiding children walking and cycling to and from school with a watchful eye, a gentle smile and a hand stop sign. “The kids are basically well-behaved, very courteous, and they always say ‘thankRead More →

the 38th Chicago Latin Film Festivalpresented by Corona Extra, today announced its selections for its Opening Night and Centerpiece screenings at Drive-in ChiTown Movies, 2343 S. Throop Street The Festival opens Thursday April 21 with Abner Benaim’s harrowing account of class and racial divisions in Panama, Cathedral Square. The CenterpieceRead More →

Arts and Entertainment Office Wed, Mar 23, 2022 1:58 PM Last updated on: Wed, Mar 23, 2022 4:39 PM Siam Ahmed receives the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) award for ‘Bishwoshundori’. Photo: Courtesy of PID “> Siam Ahmed receives the Best Actor in a Leading Role (Male) awardRead More →

Now in its third year, Mailchimp’s Support the Shorts initiative seeks to shine a light on shorts that often don’t receive the same level of attention or recognition as their feature-length counterparts. In the past, Mailchimp provided an online platform for these films when SXSW was unexpectedly canceled due toRead More →

Jupiter String Quartet will be performing at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at St. John’s Anglican Parish in Quincy as part of the Quincy Civic Music Association’s 2021-22 season. The program will include Haydn’s “String Quartet in D major, Op. 20 No. 4”, movements 2 and 4 of “Five Folksongs in Counterpoint”Read More →

mau The National Building Museum is hosting the post-pandemic return to DC of the world’s largest film festival dedicated to design and the built environment. More than a dozen international films, mostly feature-length documentaries, will be screened at in-person gatherings over the course of three days, March 24-26. The filmsRead More →

EDWARDSVILLE – Despite a pandemic, despite being an art form thought of outside the popular lexicon of the arts, Opera Edwardsville (OE) has thrived and grown, now celebrating its fifth year as an arts organization cultural and non-profit. Opera Edwardsville has consistently and professionally proven itself, bringing together world-class talentRead More →