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Empathy and family: A message spread by Chaz Ebert, exemplified in ‘Rachel Getting Married’

Empathy and family: A message spread by Chaz Ebert, exemplified in ‘Rachel Getting Married’

By Eunice Alpasan, Staff Writer

April 13, 2019


Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture

Editor’s note: Each year, the University of Illinois College of Media Roger Ebert Fellows cover the Ebertfest film festival at Champaign’s Virginia Theatre, continuing through Saturday. Here they report on the first two days of the festival. For more of the 2018-19 Ebert Fellows coverage, go to Illin...

Beyond the screen: Human connections show why film lovers continue to gather for Ebertfest

Beyond the screen: Human connections show why film lovers continue to gather for Ebertfest

By Curtis Cook

April 13, 2019


Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture

Editor’s note: Each year, the University of Illinois College of Media Roger Ebert Fellows cover the Ebertfest film festival at Champaign’s Virginia Theatre, continuing through Saturday. Here they report on the first two days of the festival. For more of the 2018-19 Ebert Fellows coverage, go to Illin...

‘Amazing Grace’ is an emotional experience 47 years in the making

‘Amazing Grace’ is an emotional experience 47 years in the making

By Pari Apostolakos, Managing Editor for Reporting

April 13, 2019


Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture

Editor’s note: Each year, the University of Illinois College of Media Roger Ebert Fellows cover the Ebertfest film festival at Champaign’s Virginia Theatre, continuing through Saturday. Here they report on the first two days of the festival. For more of the 2018-19 Ebert Fellows coverage, go to Illin...

Ebertfest adds virtual reality demonstration to festival

Ebertfest adds virtual reality demonstration to festival

By The Daily Illini Staff Report

March 23, 2019


Filed under Champaign-Urbana, Ebertfest, News, Showcase

The full schedule for Roger Ebert’s film festival, Ebertfest, was released earlier this week. This year, a virtual reality demonstration showing short films will be a new addition to the festival and will be located outside the Virginia Theatre on April 12 in between films. Ebertfest starts with ...

Chicago International Film Festival Report

Chicago International Film Festival Report

By Madeline Galassi, Niani Scott, Tyler Panlilio

October 15, 2017


Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture, Top Stories

Editor’s note: As part of their 2017/2018 Roger Ebert Fellowship, The Daily Illini staff members Madeline Galassi, Niani Scott and Tyler Panlilio covered the opening weekend of the Chicago International Film Festival. Their reports include a feature on Luxembourg’s foreign-language Academy Award’s entry...

14 Most Memorable Moments from Isabelle Huppert

14 Most Memorable Moments from Isabelle Huppert

By Mariah Schaefer, Roger Ebert Fellow

April 22, 2017


Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture

The moment Isabelle Huppert stepped onto the Virginia Theatre stage Friday evening, moviegoers gave the French actress a standing ovation. She attended Ebertfest on the third day of the festival for the screening of her 2016 thriller “Elle.” Huppert, who has been in more than 100 films since the...

Politics and women in film honored at Ebertfest

Politics and women in film honored at Ebertfest

By Joseph Longo, Managing editor for reporting

April 22, 2017


Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture

Following the Thursday afternoon screening of “To Sleep With Anger,” writer and director Charles Burnett sat onstage while a woman in the back right corner asked him a question. As a white woman, she expressed her struggle to understand the familial circumstances of the dysfunctional black family in ...

Couples come together to enjoy Ebertfest

Couples come together to enjoy Ebertfest

By Annabeth Carlson, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Ebertfest, Uncategorized

One of the aspects of Ebertfest that makes it so special is the people in the seats. Some festival-goers are Champaign-Urbana locals, others are dedicated fans from out of town, and there are also University students who venture off campus and experience the world of Roger Ebert for the first time....

Dedication highlights connection to Ebertfest

Dedication highlights connection to Ebertfest

By Annabeth Carlson, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture

Every year at the University of Illinois College of Media’s Ebertfest, big names in the movie industry flock to the Virginia Theatre to be recognized for their work and festival-goers gather to watch thought-provoking films. But what some may not realize is there is a group of people who attend Ebe...

Second class of Ebert Fellows continue to learn

Second class of Ebert Fellows continue to learn

By Masaki Sugimoto, Staff Writer

April 19, 2017


Filed under Ebertfest, Life & Culture, Uncategorized

In the second year of the program, the Roger Ebert fellowship is still equipping students with the skills to be successful film critics. The fellowship is hosted by the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It places three University students to work with Chicago Tribune film ...