Ebertfest 2013 films revealed

On Friday, March 22, the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced the movies to be showcased at the fifteenth annual edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival taking place on April 17-21, 2013:

Wednesday, April 17
7:00 p.m. DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978, 94 min., D: Terrence Malick) With: I REMEMBER (2012, 19 min., D: Grace Wang)

Thursday, April 18
1:00 p.m. VINCENT: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF VINCENT VAN GOGH (1988, 95 min., D: Paul Cox) With: TO MUSIC (2013, 17 min., D: Sophie Kohn & Feike Santbergen)
4:00 p.m. IN THE FAMILY (2011, 169 min., D: Patrick Wang)
9:00 p.m. BERNIE (2012, 99 min., D: Richard Linklater)

Friday, April 19
1:00 p.m. OSLO, AUGUST 31st (2011, 96 min., D: Joachim Trier)
4:00 p.m. THE BALLAD OF NARAYAMA (1958, 98 min., D: Keisuke Kinoshita)
8:30 p.m. JULIA (2009, 145 min., D: Erick Zonca)

Saturday, April 20
11:00 a.m. BLANCANIEVES (2012, 104 min., D: Pablo Berger)
2:00 p.m. KUMARÉ (2012, 84 min., D: Vikram Gandhi)
5:00 p.m. ESCAPE FROM TOMORROW (2013, 103 min., D: Randy Moore)
9:00 p.m. THE SPECTACULAR NOW (2013, 95 min., D: James Ponsoldt)

Sunday, April 21
12:00 p.m. NOT YET BEGUN TO FIGHT (2012, 60 min., D: Sabrina Lee & Shasta Grenier)

Key festival guests this year include Haskell Wexler (DAYS OF HEAVEN), Paul Cox (VINCENT, TO MUSIC), Richard Linklater and Jack Black (BERNIE), and Tilda Swinton (JULIA).

Roger Ebert’s Film Festival will take place at the newly restored Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL. Ebert has posted the UI’s official press release of the schedule on his Chicago Sun-Times Weblog. The official “Ebertfest” Web site also features individual reviews and details of signings and panel discussions. Tickets for individual shows will go on sale Monday, April 1, 2013.

~ Jason Pankoke

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