Column | Jan 10, 2014 | 7:53 AM
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Column | Apr 18, 2013 | 1:08 PMCHAMPAIGN — 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 died two weeks ago. Earlier in the evening, an hour or so before the opening-night gala, Chaz Ebert, his widow, told a reception at the University of Illinois’ president’s home that every year after Ebertfest, on their way back to Chicago, the couple would write down movies to show next time. Before he died, Roger left her a long list, of dozens of movies to show.
Column | Apr 25, 2014 | 4:31 AM
Story | Apr 25, 2013
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.
Story | Apr 5, 2013
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.