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posted by Nell Minow

Ebertfest began tonight and I’ll be there tomorrow.  You’ll hear my thoughts but you can also be there yourself — virtually.  And follow us on @ebertfest

Note my appearances with “Higher Ground” and “A Separation.”

 

The intros will be brief; the Q&As can run 30-45 minutes. Start times for Q&As are approximate. Onstage personalities are subject to change.

For Ebert’s intro and comments on every film in the festival, see his blog entry here.

The master list:

• April 25, 7:00 p.m.
“Joe Versus the Volcano” introduction with Chaz and Roger Ebert: http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 25, 8:30 p.m.
“Joe Versus the Volcano” Q&A. Moderator, Christy Lemire. Guests: Stephen Goldbatt and Brazillian film critic Pablo Villaca. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 25, 10:00 p.m.
“Phunny Business” and “The Truth about Beauty & Blogs” introduction by Chaz Ebert. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 25, 11:45 p.m.
“Phunny Business: A Black Comedy” Q&A. Moderator: Chaz Ebert. Guests: Director John Davies, producer Raymond Lambert, comedians Ali LeRoi, Kelechi Ezie. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 26, 9:00 a.m.
Panel: “The Personal and Political in Film.” Moderator, Nate Kohn. Guests: Paul Cox, Robert Siegel, Jacob Wysocki, Seema Biswas, Azazel Jacobs, Alrick Brown, Prashant Bhargava, Kevin B. Lee, Ali LeRoi (tentative). http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 26, 10:30 a.m.
Panel: “Far Flung Correspondents: What’s New in Cinema Around the World?” Regular columnists for Ebert’s website. Moderator: Omer Mozaffar, Chicago. Members: Micha? Oleszczyk, Poland; Gerardo Valero, Mexico; Pablo Villaca, Brazil; Grace Wang, Canada; Wael Khairy, Egypt; Ali Arikan, Turkey; Krishna Shenoi, India; Scott Jordan Harris, Great Britain; Olivia Collette, Canada. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 26, 1:00 p.m.
“Big Fan” introduction with star Patton Oswalt. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 26, 2:30 p.m.
“Big Fan” Q&A. Moderator, Christy Lemire. Guests; Patton Oswalt, Robert Siegel, Steve Prokopy of Ain’t It Cool News. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 26, 4:00 p.m.
“Kinyarwanda” introduction with director Alrick Brown.

• April 26, 5:30 p.m.
“Kinyarwanda” Q&A. Moderator: David Bordwell. Guests: Alrick Brown, writer/director; Darren Dean, producer; Ishmael Ntihabose, executive producer and story; producers Tommy Oliver and Deatra Harris. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 26, 8:30 p.m.
“Terri” introduction with writer-director Azazel Jacobs and Chaz Ebert: http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 26, 10:15 p.m.
“Terri” Q&A session. Moderator, Christy Lemire.
Azazel Jacobs, writer-director; Jacob Wysocki, actor. http://ustre.am/JauL

•April 27, 9:00 a.m.
Panel: “Underrepresented Cinematic Voices.” Moderator: Eric Pierson, Guests: John Davies, Doc Erickson, Carolyn Briggs, Darren Dean, Michell Davis, Hadidja Zaninka, Richard Leskosky, Ishmael Ntihabose, Jaideep Punjabi, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Kelechi Ezie, Raymond Lambert. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 27, 10:30 a.m.
Panel: “ON DEMAND: Movies without Theaters.” Featuring critics on Ebert’s web site who write advance reviews of films On Demand. Moderator, website editor Jim Emerson. Guests: The Demanders (Steven Boone, Odie Henderson, Jana J. Monji, and a shout-out to Jeff Shannon in Seattle). Other guests: David Bordwell, Steve “Capone” Prokopy, Nell Minow, David Poland. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 27, 1:00 p.m.
“On Borrowed Time” introduction: Paul Cox and Chaz Ebert, http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 27, 2:30 p.m.
“On Borrowed Time” Q&A. With Paul Cox, Chaz Ebert and Nate Kohn. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 27, 4:00 p.m.
“Wild and Weird” introduction with David Bordwell. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 27, 5:30 p.m.
“Wild and Weird” Q&A. Moderator: David Bordwell. Guests: The Alloy Orchestra (Terry Donahue, Ken Winokur, Roger Miller), David Poland, David Lee. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 27, 8:30 p.m.
“A Separation” introduction. With Michael Barker. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 27, 10:30 p.m.
” A Separation” Q&A. Moderator: Nel Minow. Guests: Michael Barker, Ali Arikan. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 28, 1:00 p.m.
“Higher Ground” introduction. By Michael Barker. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 28, 2:45 p.m.
“Higher Ground” Q&A. Moderator, Nell Minow. Carolyn S. Briggs, writer; Michael Barker. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 28, 4:00 p.m.
“Patang (The Kite)” introduction, by Prashant Bhargava. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 28, 5:30 p.m.
“Patang (The Kite)” Q&A. Nate Kohn, moderator. Guests: Prashant Bhargava, director; Jaideep Punjabi, producer; Seema Biswas and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, leading actors; Vijay Bhargava, executive producer; Omer Mozaffar. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 28, 8:30 p.m.
“Take Shelter” introduction by writer-director Jeff Nichols. http://ustre.am/JauL

•April 28, 10:30
“Take Shelter” Q&A. Moderator, Michael Barker. Guests: Actor Michael Shannon, writer-director Jeff Nichols. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 29, 12:00 p.m.
“Citizen Kane” introduction by Roger Ebert. http://ustre.am/JauL

• April 29, 2:00 p.m.
“Citizen Kane” Q&A. Discussants: David Bordwell, Jeffrey Lerner. http://ustre.am/JauL



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