Roger Ebert’s widow, Chaz Ebert, is continuing the tradition of the Ebertfest film fest in Champaign, IL. This is the 20 year anniversary of the festival which will be held April 18-22, 2018 at the Virginia Theatre and Hyatt Place in Champaign and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. There will be a maximum of 1000 tickets on sale beginning November 1st.
“Roger Ebert’s Film Festival celebrates films, genres and formats that have been overlooked by distributors, audiences and/or critics. These include independent, international and studio films that did not win wide audiences; overlooked formats such as 70mm; and overlooked genres such as documentaries and musical. The festival screens one film at a time, so everyone sees the same films at the same time, promoting a strong sense of community among audience members, filmmakers, guests, students and scholars.”
Passes start at $150 for all screenings. Individual films may be screened for $15 admission.
Information and tickets at www.ebertfest.com.