My grandmother Lenore Hardy Billups majored in art at Newcomb College in New Orleans 1908-1913. In his office, I came across this invitation to a Mardi Gras ball at the French Opera there. We are in the middle of Mardi Gras or carnival. Many people, however, don’t appreciate the religiousRead More →

6-8 freshman Nick Roper with another highlight reel dunk! #d3hoops — Bob Quillman (@IWUhoopscom) January 22, 2022 WAUKESHA, Wis. – The Illinois Wesleyan basketball team bolstered a slender halftime lead with a dominant second half on Saturday in a 72-54 win over the Illinois-Wisconsin University Conference against Carroll atRead More →

The Department of Film, Television and Theater (FTT) will host the 33rd edition Notre Dame Student Film Festival this weekend at the Browning Cinema at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center (DPAC). The festival will showcase the work of 22 student filmmakers created in the Introduction to Film Production, Intermediate FilmRead More →

The 2022 Brand Film Awards US, presented by PRWeek US, Campaign US and MM+M, are open for submissions. The seventh annual celebration of brand storytelling – formerly known as Brand Film Festival New York – will showcase the year’s most artistic, creative and impactful films produced by and for brandsRead More →

A variety of entertainment offerings to warm us up on those cold winter days Through Byron Toben January 20, 2022 Well folks, we’re here in mid-January and live theater is still waiting for the times to change, but until they do, at least we’ve got several “streamers” to occupy ourRead More →

TREMONT (Heart of Illinois ABC) – 40 volunteers hoisted around 400 flags Sunday in memory of Alan Sanders. Sanders was a United States Army veteran who also served the Tremont Fire Department for 50 years. The ceremony was led by “The Flagsman’s Mission Continues”, an organization that honors the sacrificesRead More →

TEHRAN – Iranian short films “Identibye”, “The Doll’s Game” and “House of Fortune” won awards at the 20th Route 66 Film Festival in Springfield, Illinois, USA. “Identibye”, written and directed by Sajjad Shahhatami, was named best foreign language film when the winners were announced last week. In this drama, theRead More →

Illinois Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi has agreed to co-sponsor a bill to make Diwali observance a national holiday in the United States, saying it is a critical holiday that can allow Americans to “celebrating … the triumph of light over darkness” amid the ongoing COVID pandemic. The legislation, introduced to theRead More →

Illinois officially surpassed $ 1 billion in adult marijuana sales in 2021, a major economic milestone since the state launched its retail market last year. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR) reported on Tuesday that there were $ 123,375,372 in recreational cannabis purchases in October, bringing theRead More →

In a collaborative revamp of the 28th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival (CUFF), the world’s oldest underground film festival, Full Spectrum Features (FSF) is the official presenter of CUFF this year to program more diversity, equity and inclusion. to represent a wider range of artists and voices, including women, BIPOCRead More →

The festival includes the launch of the young adult program, new dimensions, in-person screenings at FACETS and ChiTown Movies Drive-In with nationwide broadcast via the Eventive platform. FACETS 38th Chicago International Children’s Film Festival (CICFF), one of only two international children’s film festivals to qualify for the Oscars, announces thatRead More →

After a week of long-awaited premieres, the Chicago International Film Festival has returned with a lineup of films just as important and exciting as those of the first week. With premieres by big names like “Spencer,” starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, Kenneth Branagh’s “Belfast” and a closing night onRead More →

Revealing and resilient, the Chicago International Film Festival brings back theatrical screenings, as well as less expensive virtual screenings. Last year almost the entire festival took place online. Either way, the cinema is the venerably virtual way to expand our horizons limited by COVID-19. “The French Dispatch” – another ensembleRead More →

Nearly 50 titles available to audiences in virtually seven Midwestern states October 14-24, 2021 The 57th Chicago International Film Festival will make nearly 50 films available to Midwestern audiences in seven states, including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin via the platform. Festival streaming form and Apple TVRead More →

Film critic Jesse Hawthorne Ficks is back in theaters to experience the New York Film Festival, which runs from September 24 to October 10. Here’s the second spoiler-free Ficks’ Picks for the upcoming year-end attack from major international films – watch the first installation with Paul Verhoeven’s “Benedetta” here. MICHELANGELORead More →

Designer Elie Balleh NYFW after Party in conjunction with Winter Film Awards 10th Annual International Film Festival (The Magazine Plus Editorial): – New York City, New York, September 21, 2021 ( – Designer Elie Balleh NYFW after Partyin collaboration with Winter Film Awardsthe 10th annual International Film Festival Designer ElieRead More →

The Winter Film Awards showcase films by emerging filmmakers from around the world in all genres, with a particular emphasis on the work of women and under-represented filmmakers. International Winter Film Prize Film Festival, which was one of New York’s last live events of 2020, returns bigger than ever forRead More →

He has never worked abroad. Federico Fellini, born in Rimini on the Adriatic coast on January 20, 1920, did not want to leave his homeland. Rome eventually became the director’s second home. There, as in the Italian countryside, he created and invented his own world, letting his characters live andRead More →