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20 Years Celebrating Films ~ Ebertfest

Roger Ebert created Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival or better known as Ebertfest. This festival is held at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign IL. This place is near Ebert's hometown, Urbana, and h

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. - April 13, 2018 - EntSun -- Roger Ebert created Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival or better known as Ebertfest. Ebert was a TV and Chicago Sun-Times film critic. This festival is held at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign IL. This place is near Ebert's hometown, Urbana and held at the University he was an alumnus. This year celebrates 20 years of Ebertfest. The film festival is set to bring back some great films and panels.

The panel discussions and film festival are organized by College of Media at the University of Illinois and his wife Chaz Ebert. This year they are bringing a festival that brings the concept of films that need to be films that give these films and their filmmakers a well-deserved second look. This five-day festival, April 18-22, will bring together film writers, directors, actors, directors, and film lovers.

The panel discussions include:
THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018

9:00 am – 10:00 am
THE CRITICS' PANEL SPONSORED BY ROTTEN TOMATOES
CRITICAL MASS: THE FUTURE OF FILM CRITICISM
Moderated by Claudia Puig
Hyatt Place Hotel, Lower Level
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

9:00 am – 10:00 am
THE ALLIANCE FOR INCLUSION AND RESPECT PANEL
CHALLENGING STIGMA THROUGH THE ARTS

Moderated by Eric Pierson
Hyatt Place Hotel, Lower Level
FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018

• 10:15 am – 11:15 am
Leveling THE PLAYING FIELD: HOLLYWOOD IN THE TIME OF #MeToo and #TimesUp
Moderated by Carrie Rickey
Hyatt Place Hotel, Lower Level
SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 2018

• 9:00 am – 10:00 am
FREE LECTURE:
THE LUMIÈRE BROTHERS AND THE BIRTH OF CINEMA

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Led by Dr. Richard Neupert
Hyatt Place Hotel, Lower Level

This is just for starters for the week. There are six women directors included in appearances for the festival. These women are Ava DuVernay (13th), Amma Asante (Belle), Julie Dash (Daughters of the Dust), Shari Springer (American Splendor),  Catherine Bainbridge (Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World), and Martha Coolidge (Rambling Rose).  Other guests include:

• Director Andy Davis The Fugative
• Professor Miguel Alcubierre Intersteller
• Gregory Nava Selena
• Ruth Ann Harnisch Columbus
• Kogonada Columbus
• Andrew Miano Columbus
• Bill Harnisch Columbus
• Alloy Orchestra A Page of Madness
• Shari Springer Berman American Splendor
• Robert Pulcini American Splendor
• Jeff Dowd The Big Labowski

The film screening schedule for the 20th Anniversary is:
4/18/2018

The Fugative 7 PM
4/19/2018

Intersteller 12 PM
Selena 4 PM
Belle 8:30 PM
4/20/2018

Columbus 12 PM
A Page of Madness 3:30 PM
• American Splendor 8:30 PM
4/21/2018

13th 10:30 AM
Daughters of Dust  2:30 PM
Rambling Rose 5:30 PM
The Big Lebowski 8:30 PM
4/22/2018

Rumble The Indians Who Rocked The World Noon

Friday night, April 20, there will be a band, cake, and ice cream on the Plaza at the Virginia Theatre to celebrate the 20th anniversary. Sunday, as is tradition, a musical event will take place after the screening of Rumble: Indians Who Rocked the World.  This festival will be bringing films from the past to current issues facing the film industry. The festival will honor Egbert and films.

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Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Ebertfest/

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Sponsors for the festival include:

College of Media at the University of Illinois

Roger & Chaz Ebert
Shatterglass Studios
SURFACE 51

Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Champaign County Alliance for Inclusion, & Respect
L.A. Gourmet Catering
Illini Radio Group

President & Mrs. Timothy L. Killeen
Busey
Jeanene & Rick Stephens
The News-Gazette
Illinois Public Media
University of Illinois Press

African-American Film Critics Association
Fandor
Brenda Robinson, Greenberg Glusker Fields Claman & Machtinger LLP
Chipman Design Architecture
SAGIndie

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