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Champaign, Illinois isn’t quite Cannes or Park City, Utah, but the film festival hosted there annually in Roger Ebert’s name is as charming as they come. Now Ebertfest, in its 17th year, has announced its lineup of films prior to its four day run in April.
It was previously announced that Jean-Luc Godard’s acclaimed Goodbye to Language 3D would be the opening night film. Now Chaz Ebert has penned a touching love letter to her late husband detailing the choices they’ve made for the festival in his absence.
Among them are James Ponsoldt’s The End of the Tour, Ramin Bahrani’s 99 Homes, Roy Andersson’s A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting On Existence, Céline Sciamma’s Girlhood, and special screenings of A Bronx Tale with Robert De Niro and the 1926 silent film The Son of the Sheik »
- Brian Welk
Read More: 'Goodfellas' 25th Anniversary Reunion To Close 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Chaz Ebert and the folks behind Ebertfest have announced the full lineup for the 2015 festival. "The End Of the Tour," about a journalist's road trip with the late author David Foster Wallace, will be among the films screening at this year's Ebertfest in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, where Wallace was raised. Star Jason Segel and director James Ponsoldt ("The Spectacular Now") will be in attendance. Other guests include producer Jon Kilik and actor-writer Chazz Palminteri, who will attend the screening of 1993's "A Bronx Tale," and actress Héloïse Godet, star of festival-opener "Goodbye To Language," the first 3-D film to be shown at Ebertfest. This year's festival is dedicated to writer-director-actor-Ghostbuster Harold Ramis, who died last year. On Wednesday night there will be a tribute to him and his work, followed by a »
- Elizabeth Logan
The NYPD officers boycotting ex "Sopranos" star Lillo Brancato Jr.'s new movie ... are targeting the wrong guy -- at least according to Brancato Jr., who says they've got him all wrong. TMZ broke the story ... a police Benevolence Assoc. wants people to stay away from "Back in the Day" -- the first movie Brancato's worked on since getting out of prison last year. He served 8 years for committing a burglary where an NYPD officer was shot and killed. »
- TMZ Staff
The upcoming 17th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival, better known as Ebertfest, will open April 15 with Jean-Luc Godard's radical 3D experiment "Goodbye to Language," with star Héloïse Godet in attendance. The fest will also present a special screening of director Robert De Niro's 1993 "A Bronx Tale," with producer Jon Kilik and star and screenwriter Chazz Palminteri attending. In his four-star review, Ebert wrote, “'A Bronx Tale' is a very funny movie sometimes, and very touching at other times. It is filled with life and colorful characters and great lines of dialogue, and De Niro, in his debut as a director, finds the right notes as he moves from laughter to anger to tears. What's important about the film is that it's about values.” Read More: Why Theaters Are Refusing to Book Godard's Moneymaking 3D 'Goodbye to Language' A few of the 1,000 Festival Passes for sale at www. »
- Ryan Lattanzio
The festival, which is hosted by Chaz Ebert and runs for five days in Champaign-Urbana, Ill., will also include a special screening of Robert De Niro’s “A Bronx Tale” and include appearances from that film’s producer, Jon Kilik, and star and screenwriter Chazz Palminteri.
“Godard is a director of the very first rank; no other director in the 1960s has had more influence on the development of the feature-length film,” Roger Ebert once wrote of Godard. “Like Joyce in fiction or Beckett in theater, he is a pioneer whose present work … is gradually creating and educating an audience that will, perhaps in the next generation, be able to look back at his films and see that this is where their cinema began. »
- Dave McNary
5 items from 2015
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