The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign. Related talks and panel discussions will be held at the Hyatt Place hotel in Champaign and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
When it comes to the phrase “film festival,” students in Champaign-Urbana may first think of the Roger Ebert Film Festival, held every year at the Virginia Theatre in April. However, the Midwest supports hundreds of film festivals, small and large.
Illinois Newsroom—the statewide, seven-station journalism collaborative, spearheaded by Illinois Public Media and funded through a $715,000 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) as well as support from the public media partner newsrooms—launches with the appointment of a new leader.