Ebertfest: Roger Ebert’s Film Festival
Embrace your inner critic as you review films, meet entertainment professionals, participate in an academic panel and enjoy all the glitz and glamor of the Roger Ebert’s Film Festival.
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Program No. 1437RJ
5 days
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At a Glance

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 a critic's eye.
Activity Level
On Your Feet
Light walking and standing in line; boarding and disembarking coach buses.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • 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.

General Notes

Despite Roger Ebert's passing in 2013, the University of Illinois College of Media has said the Festival will continue indefinitely in Ebert's honor. Selections are often made from lists of films Roger Ebert has reviewed. Newer titles are chosen by Co-founder and host, Chaz Ebert and festival director, Nate Kohn. Films are announced in March. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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