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Life-size statue commemorates Roger Ebert

Life-size statue commemorates Roger Ebert

April 22, 2014

Roger Ebert spent just the first quarter of his life in Champaign-Urbana, but a statue of the late film critic will live forever just outside of The Virginia Theatre. Announced in September, just five...

The marquee at The Virginia Theatre during Roger Eberts Film Festival. 

Q-and-A: Filling Roger Ebert’s shoes

April 22, 2014

The associate director of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, Mary Susan Britt, speaks about the film festival’s advancement after the passing of film critic Roger Ebert.  The Daily Illini: What was the...

Diane and Gary Stensland of Urbana showcase their memorabilia from past Roger Ebert’s Film Festivals. Together, the couple has attended 12 Ebertfests and plan on attending this year’s Festival.

Couple collects tokens, memories at Roger Ebert’s Film Festival

By Annabeth Carlson April 22, 2014

In Diane and Gary Stensland’s Urbana home, stacks of books with topics ranging from Abraham Lincoln to weather are found in every room, and photographs of their family, friends and travels paper the...

Roger Ebert looks on in downtown Chicago.

Roger Ebert’s reviews inspire, resonate love for film

By Declan Harty April 22, 2014

From his review of “La Dolce Vita” in 1961 for The Daily Illini to his final Chicago Sun-Times review of “To the Wonder,” Roger Ebert published countless film reviews. Even with the ever-changing...

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