Ebert Fellows Curated Films: Portrait of a Lady on Fire & After Party

7 p.m.

Knight Auditorium, Spurlock Museum, 600 S. Gregory, Urbana

Ebert Screening Portrait flier

Join us for a screening curated by this year's Roger Ebert FellowsPortrait of a Lady on Fire (2019, Swank Motion Pictures), a French historical romantic drama film written and directed by Céline Sciamma, starring Noémie Merlant and Adèle Haenel. Set in France in the late 18th century, the film tells the story of an affair between two young women: an aristocrat and a painter commissioned to paint her portrait.

NEW: The Ebert Fellows have selected to begin the evening by screening a 20-minute short film by recent College of Media alum Kat Williams (BS '22, media and cinema studies), called After Party. Read our Q&A with Kat Williams.

Synopsis: It's Saturday, October 30, 2021. The world has opened back up: Matt and Jess are throwing a Halloween party, and they've invited an array of old college friends, acquaintances, and strangers into their home. The house is thick with desire and anxiety. After Party is a short film about how you can—and can't—connect with the people you want to.

Free and open to the public.

Presented by the Roger Ebert Center for Film Studies.