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Filmgoing at its Best: Ebertfest 2015

20 April 2015 6:26 PM, PDT

Roger Ebert launched a film festival in Champaign, Illinois 17 years ago and his indomitable wife Chaz has kept it going strong, with the support of the community where Roger grew up and a loyal crowd of movie lovers who come from near and far. My wife and I attended for the first time this past weekend and had a wonderful time. We met nothing but friendly, enthusiastic people and interesting filmmakers, and got to watch movies on a giant screen at the beautifully restored Virginia Theatre.  Because of my teaching schedule at USC, we missed the first two days’ activities, including a showing of James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour (with the director and his star, Jason Segel, in...

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