Little Things – A Nuno Twins short film

Sunday, August 13, 2023, at 1:00 pm
@Raue Center For The Arts
in partnership with CL The Break
Post-screening Q&A with filmmakers and female lead

Free admission. $5 suggested donation.
Proceeds benefit The Break Teen Center and Raue Center. 

A young woman (Lauryn Lugo) walks about her suburban hometown one night in search of the meaning of life. Please stay for the post-screening Q&A featuring The Nuno Twins and lead actress Lauryn Lugo, with The Break’s Andy Breen and Ashley Burk.

Donations support Raue Center For The Arts and The Break Teen Center whose mission it is to provide adolescents and young adults a safe and stimulating environment for connecting, having fun, and finding acceptance among peers and adults in the community.

Shift: Ragbrai Biking documentary

Sunday, July 16, 2023, at 3:00 pm
@ Raue Center For The Arts

$5 admission at the door.
Proceeds benefit Raue Center and Des Moines Film.

In the five decades since about 300 brave souls set out on that first ride in 1973, RAGBRAI — the Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa — has grown into the oldest, largest, and longest recreational bicycle touring event in the world.

Follow three riders and a pair of community leaders as they reach new personal heights, changing their lives in seven days and finding themselves — literally and metaphorically — in the middle of nowhere.

This film is presented by the Des Moines Register. Please support our work by making a tax-deductible donation to our fiscal sponsor, Des Moines Film. You can support the film by donating through the link below, or by mailing a check payable to Des Moines Film to: Des Moines Film, 1207 25th St., Des Moines, IA 50311. Please note on your check that the donation is for Shift: The RAGBRAI Documentary. Can you find yourself in the middle of nowhere? The story of RAGBRAI is told through ground-breaking photography and intimate interviews with three riders and a pair of community leaders as they overcome extreme conditions and personal hurdles to find peace, redemption, and clarity while bicycling across Iowa.

Directors: Kelsey Kremer and Courtney Crowder | Run Time: 57 min | Release Year: 2023

Starring: Dayna Chandler, Torie Giffin, Daniel Giffin, Andrew Boddicker, Ian Zahren, Adam Lineberry and Liam Lineberry.

Documentary Film starring local residents gets special screening at Raue Center

<Crystal Lake>, IL –May 17, 2023 – Raue Center is proud to announce the film screening of “Ball Was Life,” a documentary film about a group of middle-aged men who recruit their sons to maintain their dominance in the local men’s recreational basketball league on Sunday, June 11, 2023 at 3 p.m.


Led by Kevin aka “Slim the Barber,” the team has played together for years, winning several championships. But with age catching up, they turn to their sons to keep their winning streak alive. The film follows their journey through the inaugural season, as they face new challenges and rivalries.


“I am super excited to show “Ball Was Life” at Raue Center,” explains Kevin Slimko. “Growing up in Algonquin, the Downtown Crystal Lake Showplace was THE theater to see a movie at. I was also in The Williams Street Rep’s improv group for several years. During that time, I gained a new appreciation for community theater and further cemented my belief of how important the Raue Center is to Crystal Lake in general but especially downtown.  I’ve owned Slim’s in downtown CL for almost 18 years and really feel like part of the community and could not be happier with a movie premiere location.”


Join us for this premiere screening as a part of Raue Center’s Summer Film Series. We promise an unforgettable evening filled with inspiration, laughter, and love for the game. Featuring: Kevin and Calvin Slimko, David Binion and David Binion Jr., Wallace, Julian and Anthony Lynch, Mike Clarke, Adam Pischke, and Sherick Simpson.


Admission is free with a $5 suggested donation. Proceeds benefit Raue Center For The Arts and film creator Kevin “Slim” Slimko. For more information or to see a complete list of our upcoming events visit, call our Box Office at 815.356.9212 visit us in person at 26 N. Williams Street in downtown Crystal Lake. 


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About Raue Center For The Arts

Raue Center is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of all through the arts. For 20 years, they have provided quality programming – striving to make it pertinent, available, and affordable to all. As a painstakingly restored, 1920s regional showcase theatre named for its benefactor—Lucile Raue—Raue Center has attracted the finest stars, Broadway shows, musicians and artists. Named on the League of Historic American Theatres, Raue Center is one of the finest examples of restored art and decor in the nation. The 750-seat theatre, located in historic downtown Crystal Lake, Illinois, is a gathering place for our region’s citizens and has become a true destination. 


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