Ebertfest announces initial slate of films and special guests for 2016 festival

The 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as ‘Ebertfest,’ is pleased to announce the initial slate of films in this year’s festival with special guests including Gil Robertson, president of the African American Film Critics Association, actress Nancy Allen, composer Renee Baker & The Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, filmmaker Paul Cox, crew veteran Angela Allen and director Michael Polish set to attend.

22 Feb
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Guillermo Del Toro’s "CRIMSON PEAK" to Open 2016 Ebertfest

Guillermo Del Toro’s "CRIMSON PEAK" will open the 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as ‘Ebertfest,’ it was announced today by Chaz Ebert and festival director Nate Kohn. Guillermo Del Toro will be attending as a guest of the festival, which runs April 13-17, 2016 in Champaign, Illinois. Other festival films will be announced shortly.

“Del Toro is a director with a genuine visual sense, with a way of drawing us into his story and evoking the mood with the very look and texture of his shots,” Roger Ebert once wrote of Del Toro.

21 Jan
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Ebertfest 2015 retrospective online now

The latest Shatterglass Studios' mini-documentary on Ebertfest is live and online, thanks to Indiewire.

14 Dec
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Ebert Film Festival passes go on sale Nov. 2

Ebertfest

Film fans who want the whole experience of the 18th annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, or “Ebertfest,” can purchase festival passes starting Nov. 2.

The passes cover all 12 or more screenings during the five-day event, coming April 13-17 at the Virginia Theatrein Champaign, Ill. Related talks and panel discussions will be held at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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14 Oct
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