Ebertfest 2006 line-up set

From March 20, 2006:

The College of Communications at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has announced the movies to be showcased at the eighth annual edition of Roger Ebert’s Overlooked Film Festival:

Wednesday, April 26
7:30 p.m. MY FAIR LADY (1964, 170 min, 70mm)

Thursday, April 27
1:00 p.m. MAN PUSH CART (2005, 87 min)
4:00 p.m. DUANE HOPWOOD (2005, 83 min)
8:30 p.m. SPARTAN (2004, 106 min)

Friday, April 28
1:00 p.m. SOMEBODIES (2005, 89 min)
4:00 p.m. THE EAGLE (1925, 73 min, w/Alloy Orchestra)
8:00 p.m. RIPLEY’S GAME (2002, 110 min)

Saturday, April 29
Noon MILLIONS (2005, 97 min)
3:00 p.m. CLAIRE DOLAN (1998, 95 min)
7:30 p.m. JUNEBUG (2005, 107 min)
10:30 p.m. BAD SANTA (2003, 91 min)

Sunday, April 30
Noon U-CARMEN E-KHAYELITSHA (2005, 120 min)

The Overlooked Film Festival will take place at the Virginia Theatre in downtown Champaign, Illinois.

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Ebert-penned article in Chicago Sun-Times briefly introduces the selections.

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The official site of “Ebertfest” features a detailed schedule, including signings and panel discussions.

4 Responses to Ebertfest 2006 line-up set

  1. Damian :

    i kind of want to see the even badder more worse santa. i’m assuming midget porn somehow comes into play…

  2. Administrator :

    Damian – You and your midget porn. Gee whiz. At least it keeps your mind off of even more hedonisitc things … like drunk monkeys with aluminum bats. – JP

  3. Allen Richards :

    How in the hell do MY FAIR LADY and BAD SANTA quality as “overlooked films?” Both were hits and one was an oscar winner…

  4. Administrator :

    Allen – The long-standing Ebert defense regarding “overlooked” is that he can bend the definition to his whim. MY FAIR LADY follows a once-a-festival line-up that has included PATTON, TRON, and 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY where the movie is projected in 70mm; hence, the format is what is overlooked, not necessarily the feature. BAD SANTA is more questionable a choice, but apparently Terry Zwigoff will be introducing a cut even more unrated than the “Unrated” version currently on DVD. – JP