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Ebertfest: Roger Ebert’s Film Festival

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5 Days | 4 Nights
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Celebrate the glory of the motion picture with fellow aficionados in central Illinois’ education capital. No other name draws to mind a film critic faster than the late Pulitzer Prize-winner Roger Ebert. Come and test your critical skills with rousing discussions of film, with a chance to view a number of selections hand chosen by film experts. Hobnob with the film industry’s on- and off-screen veterans as you see films with the mind’s eye of a critic instead of a carper.


• Meet with actors, directors, producers, writers and the emcee, Ebert's wife, Chaz.
• Discover your inner film critic as you review 12-14 films handpicked by film experts and Ebert's fellow critics.
• Participate in academic panel discussions as you explore the depths of acting, artistry, angle and feel with top entertainment industry experts.

Program Notes

Despite Roger Ebert's passing in April 2013, the University of Illinois College of Media has said the Festival will continue indefinitely in Ebert's honor. Films will be chosen by experts such as longtime festival director Nate Kohn and Ebert's fellow critics.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Light walking and standing in line; boarding and disembarking coach buses.

Coordinated by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Apr 17 — Apr 21, 2013 waitlist only  

Our Value Promise To You

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at no additional cost on this date ...
4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 3 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 3 lunches, 4 dinners
1 Expert-led lectures
14 Performances


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