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Ebertfest

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  • Chaz Ebert's mission goes on

    Chaz Ebert's mission goes on
    Roger Ebert has been gone for nine months and doesn't appear to have slowed down much.
  • Ebertfest: Poignant tribute to late founder

    Ebertfest: Poignant tribute to late founder
    CHAMPAIGN — Film festivals — festivals themselves, let alone films — are rarely as poignant as the one unfolding right now in this college town. The 15th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival began Wednesday without its founder, who...

    25 years of summer movie hits

    25 years of summer movie hits
    No other film released 25 years ago, and few made since, captured the crosscurrents of a single neighborhood on a sweltering summer day in late 20th-century America the way Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" did. Lee's brash masterwork still plays like...

    Tilda Swinton leads a dance party in Roger Ebert's honor at Ebertfest

     
    At the 2013 Ebertfest, actress Tilda Swinton led the festival's audience in a dance-along to a Barry White song, honoring the late Roger Ebert.

    Roger Ebert's Ebertfest film festival to continue despite critic's death

     
    Following the news of Roger Ebert's death, the Ebertfest Film Festival is confirmed to continue as scheduled this month in his home state of Illinois.