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Ebertfest: The Schedule

posted by Nell Minow

I’m thrilled to be attending Roger Ebert’s film festival again this year.  Next week, I will return to Champaign-Urbana Illinois to help present two magnificent films, “Higher Ground” and this year’s Oscar winner for Best Foreign Language Film, “A Separation.”  Can’t make it to Illinois?  You can watch all of the presentations online.  And of course I will be posting updates.  Hope to see some of you there!

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WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25
7:00 pm Joe Versus the Volcano (PG; 94 min) Stephen Goldblatt Cinematographer, DP
10:00 pm The Truth About Beauty & Blogs (13 min) Kelechie Ezie Writer, Co-Producer, Actor
10:15 pm Phunny Business: A Black Comedy
(84 min)
John Davies Writer, Director, Producer
Raymond Lambert Writer, Producer
Reid Brody Producer
Ali LeRoi Comedian
THURSDAY, APRIL 26
1:00 pm Big Fan (R; 88 min) Robert Siegel Director
Patton Oswalt Actor
4:00 pm Kinyarwanda (96 min) Alrick Brown Writer, Director, Producer
Ishmael Ntihabose Executive Producer, Story
Darren Dean Producer
Tommy Oliver Producer
Deatra Harris Producer
Cassandra Freeman Actor
Hadidja Zaninka Actor
8:30 pm Terri (R; 105 min) Azazel Jacobs Director
Jacob Wysocki Actor
10:30 pm Kind Hearts and Coronets (110 min)* Hosted by Patton Oswalt, Actor
Foellinger Auditorium / University of Illinois campus
Free and open to the public
FRIDAY, APRIL 27
1:00 pm On Borrowed Time (87 min) Paul Cox Subject (Australian Director)
4:00 pm Wild AND Weird: The Alloy Orchestra Plays 10 Fascinating and Innovative Films 1906-1926 (PG: 80 min) Alloy Orchestra 
8:30 pm A Separation (PG-13; 123 min) Peyman Moadi Actor
SATURDAY, APRIL 28
1:00 pm Higher Ground (R; 109 min) Carolyn S. Briggs Writer
4:00 pm Patang (The Kite) (92 min) Prashant Bhargava Writer, Director
Jaideep Punjabi Producer
Vijay Bhargava Executive Producer
Ranjana Bhargava Associate Producer
Seema Biswas Actor
Nawazuddin Siddiqui Actor
8:30 pm Take Shelter (R; 120 min) Jeff Nichols Director
Michael Shannon Actor
Michael Barker Distributor
SUNDAY, APRIL 29
12:00 pm Citizen Kane (PG; 119 min) Audio commentary by Roger Ebert
Intro and Q&A by David Bordwell 
Jeffrey Lerner Producer for audio commentary

 



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