Ebertfest 2019 films revealed

Last Thursday, March 21, the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced the full slate of movies to be showcased at the twenty-first annual edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, scheduled for April 10-13, 2019:

Wednesday, April 10
7:00 p.m. AMAZING GRACE (1972/2019, 87 min, Dir: Sydney Pollack & Alan Elliott)

Thursday, April 11
1:00 p.m. THE FAITHFUL HEART (1923, 85 min., Dir: Jean Epstein) Accompanied by the Alloy Orchestra
4:00 p.m. RACHEL GETTING MARRIED (2008, 113 min., Dir: Jonathan Demme)
9:00 p.m. BOUND (1996, 108 min., Dir: Lana & Lilly Wachowski, as the Wachowskis)

Friday, April 12
10:00 a.m. COLD WAR (2018, 88 min., Dir: Pawel Pawlikowski)
1:30 p.m. CANE RIVER (1982/2018, 90 min., Dir: Horace B. Jenkins)
4:30 p.m. A YEAR OF THE QUIET SUN (1985, 106 min., Dir: Krzysztof Zanussi)
9:00 p.m. ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION (1997, 92 min., Dir: David Mirkin)

Saturday April 13
10:00 a.m. MAYA ANGELOU: AND STILL I RISE (2016, 113 min., Dir: Bob Hercules & Rita Coburn Whack)
1:30 p.m. WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR? (2018, 95 min., Dir: Morgan Neville)
4:30 p.m. ALMOST FAMOUS (2000, 123 min., Dir: Cameron Crowe)
9:00 p.m. SIDEWAYS (2004, 127 min., Dir: Alexander Payne)

Key festival guests this year include Gina Gershon & Jennifer Tilly (BOUND), Maja Komorowska (A YEAR OF THE QUIET SUN), David Mirkin (ROMY AND MICHELE’S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION), Morgan Neville (WON’T YOU BE MY NEIGHBOR?), and Virginia Madsen (SIDEWAYS)

Roger Ebert’s Film Festival will take place at the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL. The Ebertfest” Web site also features individual reviews and details of signings and panel discussions. Individual and bulk ticket sales will go on sale Monday, April 1, 2019, while a small number of festival passes are still available.

~ Jason Pankoke


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