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Friday, April 17, 2015 - 8:30pm
The Virginia Theatre

Friday, April 17, 2015 – at 8:30 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (1993) A drama set in 1968 in an Italian-American Bronx neighborhood about a teenage boy and the two men attempting to shape his life – his father, played by Robert De Niro, and a gangster named Sonny.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 11:00am
The Virginia Theatre

Saturday, April 18, 2015 – at 11:00 A.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2014) A multistory film from Argentina that would appear to live up to its title. It was nominated for a 2015 Oscar for best foreign-language film, and won last year’s Academy Award for best film in Argentina.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 2:45pm
The Virginia Theatre

Saturday, April 18, 2015 – at 2:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2013) A black-and-white Polish drama set in 1962, about an 18-year-old orphan and aspiring nun and the journey she takes with her one known relative, a worldly aunt seeking to learn how her Jewish parents died

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 5:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Saturday, April 18, 2015 – at 5:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2012) A drama and thriller about two brothers, played by Emile Hirsch and Stephen Dorff, who are working odd jobs, drinking hard and drifting from motel to motel, when a hit-and-run accident causes them to flee.

Saturday, April 18, 2015 - 9:00pm
The Virginia Theatre

Saturday, April 18, 2015 – at 9:00 P.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2014) The latest feature film from director Ramin Bahrani, an Ebert favorite who has had three previous films at the festival. This one takes an uncomfortable look at economic inequality and the Great Recession housing crisis

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 11:00am
The Virginia Theatre
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Sunday, April 19, 2015 – at 11:00 A.M. 17th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival Seating: General Admission Individual film tickets available 4/1/15 – at 10:00 A.M. – $14 Regular Admission – $12 Senior – $12 Student Additional per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only) (2014) A documentary directed by “Boyhood” star Ethan Hawke about a classical pianist, Seymour Bernstein, who gave up a thriving career around age 50 for a more-reclusive life of teaching piano, composing and reflecting.

Saturday, April 4, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
Room 126, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, 501 E. Daniel St., Champaign, IL

The CCB will host the 2015 Storytelling Festival on Saturday, April 4 from 7-9 pm at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science Building, Room 126, 501 E. Daniel St. in Champaign. Coordinated this year by GSLIS student Amy Atkinson and Associate Professor and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs Kate McDowell, the Festival will feature both new performers and returning seasoned storytellers sharing age-old folklore, personal stories, and everything in between. With this select lineup of engaging GSLIS students, alumni, and faculty telling tales from the profound to the profoundly delightful, the evening is sure to entertain. And if you want to join in the fun yourself, take advantage of the open mic storytelling opportunity following the program.

The cost for general admittance is $5 and is $3 for students with a Student ID. Tickets can be purchased at the door beginning at 6:15 pm. Some material will not be appropriate for children.

For more information or if you need a special accommodation to fully participate in this program/event, contact the CCB at (217) 244-9331 or ccb@illinois.edu.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 11:45am
University YMCA, 1001 S. Wright Street, Champaign
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The 10th Annual Edible Book Festival, sponsored by the University Library at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will be held on April 1, 2015. The campus and local community is invited to experience this unique intersection of the book arts and cuisine.

This year’s Festival takes place at the University YMCA (1001 South Wright Street, Champaign). Public viewing begins at 11:30 a.m., followed by a welcome and the local celebrity judges’ commentary at 12:15 a.m. Consumption of the Festival entries commences at 12:45 p.m.

Edible art entries have a connection to books as shapes or content. Prizes will be awarded for the best culinary creations—which will be displayed, judged, and consumed. Cauliflowers for Algernon, Fifty Shades of Grape, Around the World in 80 Daisies, and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Pop Secrets were among the entries last year.

Judges will include Julie Arie, Proprietor of Sweetie Sweets; Paula Kaufman, Interim Director of the Mortenson Center for International Library Programs; and Merilyn Shepherd, 4-H Leader and Instructor at Danville Community College.

The 10th Annual Edible Books Festival pays homage to the International Edible Books Festival. The International Edible Books Festival, an annual event held around April 1, celebrates the birthday of French gastronome Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826), famous for his book Physiologie du goût—a witty meditation on food. This ephemeral global banquet allows anyone to preserve and discover unique bookish nourishments.

Please visit www.library.illinois.edu/ediblebooks for more information about the 10th Annual Edible Book Festival or to register an entry.

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Activity Room, Savoy Recreation Center

Free and open to the public

Saturday, March 14, 2015 - 10:00am to 6:00pm
Gymnasium, Savoy Recreation Center 402 Graham Savoy, Illinois

We have an amazing line-up of artist vendors bringing their cool art and their craft items for you to purchase on March 14, 2015 at the Savoy Recreation Center!

With a requirement of at least 50% reuse materials used in each carefully crafted item, you will be delighted and impressed with the work for sale at this year’s show. Each year, our artists tell us that they are pleased with the responses they get from our community, the interest that is shown, the commitment to buy hand-made products and one-of-a-kind pieces. We are an art community and we can support hand-craft. Come out to the Hatch 2015 Art Fair!

$2 entry fee per person

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