Ebertfest 2014 films revealed

On Friday, March 21, the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced the movies to be showcased at the sixteenth annual edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival taking place on April 23-27, 2014:

Tuesday, April 22
7:00 p.m. THE TAKING OF PEHLAM ONE TWO THREE (1974, 124 min., D: Joseph Sargent)
Free pre-festival show hosted by Patton Oswalt

Wednesday, April 23
7:30 p.m. LIFE ITSELF (2014, 112 min., D: Steve James)

Thursday, April 24
1:00 p.m. MUSEUM HOURS (2013, 106 min., D: Jem Cohen)
4:00 p.m. SHORT TERM 12 (2013, 96 min., D: Destin Daniel Cretton)
9:00 p.m. YOUNG ADULT (2011, 93 min., D: Jason Reitman)

Friday, April 25
1:00 p.m. HE WHO GETS SLAPPED (1924, 85 min., D: Victor Sjöström)
Accompanied by the Alloy Orchestra
4:00 p.m. CAPOTE (2005, 114 min., D: Bennett Miller)
8:30 p.m. DO THE RIGHT THING (1989, 120 min., D: Spike Lee)

Saturday, April 26
11:00 a.m. WADJDA (2013, 97 min., D: Haifaa Al-Mansour)
2:00 p.m. A SIMPLE LIFE (2012, 118 min., D: Ann Hui)
5:00 p.m. GOODBYE SOLO (2008, 91 min., D: Ramin Bahrani)
9:00 p.m. BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY (1989, 145 min., D: Oliver Stone)

Sunday, April 27
12:00 p.m. BAYOU MAHARAJAH (2013, 90 min., D: Lily Keber)

Key festival guests this year include Steve James (LIFE ITSELF), Patton Oswalt (YOUNG ADULT), Spike Lee (DO THE RIGHT THING), Haifaa Al-Mansour (WADJDA), Ramin Bahrani (GOODBYE SOLO), and Oliver Stone (BORN ON THE FOURTH OF JULY).

Roger Ebert’s Film Festival will take place at the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL. The editors of RogerEbert.com have posted the official press release of the schedule. The Ebertfest” Web site also features individual reviews and details of signings and panel discussions. Tickets for individual shows will go on sale Tuesday, April 1, 2014.

~ Jason Pankoke

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