16th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival


Founded in 1999 by the late Roger Ebert, University of Illinois Journalism graduate and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic, Roger Ebert’s Film Festival (Ebertfest) celebrates films that haven’t received the recognition they deserved during their original runs. The festival gives these films and their filmmakers a well-deserved second look.
Chaz Ebert, Roger’s beloved wife, business partner and fellow film-lover, is the festival host.

Passes are sold out but individual tickets are on sale through the Virginia. Many screenings appear to be sold out but tickets are frequently available at the door so it’s worth it to go to the theater on the day of the show!

Films (descriptions and guest lineup available here):

Tuesday, April 22
Foelinger Hall, UofI Campus
7:00 p.m. – The Taking of Pelham One, Two, Three

Wednesday, April 23
7:30 p.m. – “Life Itself”

Thursday, April 24
1 p.m. – “Museum Hours”
4 p.m. – “Short Term 12″
9 p.m. – “Young Adult”

Friday, April 25
1 p.m. – “He Who Gets Slapped”
4 p.m. – “Capote”
8:30 p.m. – “Do the Right Thing”

Saturday, April 26
11 a.m. – “Wadjda”
2 p.m. –  “A Simple Life”
5 p.m. – “Goodbye Solo”
9 p.m. – “Born on the Fourth of July”

Sunday, April 27
Noon – “Bayou Maharajah” (2013)