Ebertfest 2015 films revealed

On Thursday, March 26, the College of Media at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign announced the movies to be showcased at the seventeenth annual edition of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival taking place on April 15-19, 2015:

Wednesday, April 15
7:00 p.m. GOODBYE TO LANGUAGE (2014, 70 min., 3-D projection, D: Jean-Luc Godard)
9:30 p.m. A tribute to Harold Ramis

Thursday, April 16
1:00 p.m. A PIGEON SAT ON A BRANCH REFLECTING ON EXISTENCE (2014, 100 min., D: Roy Andersson)
4:00 p.m. MOVING MIDWAY (2008, 98 min., D: Godfrey Cheshire)
8:30 p.m. THE END OF THE TOUR (2015, 106 min., D: James Ponsoldt)

Friday, April 17
1:00 p.m. GIRLHOOD (2014, 112 min., D: Céline Sciamma)
4:00 p.m. SON OF THE SHEIK (1926, 68 min., D: George Fitzmaurice)
Accompanied by the Alloy Orchestra
8:30 p.m. A BRONX TALE (1993, 122 min., D: Robert De Niro)

Saturday, April 18
11:00 a.m. WILD TALES (2014, 122 min., D: Damián Szifron)
2:00 p.m. IDA (2014, 80 min., D: Pawel Pawlikowski)
5:00 p.m. THE MOTEL LIFE (2013, 85 min., D: Alan Polsky & Gabriel Polsky)
9:00 p.m. 99 HOMES (2015, 112 min., D: Ramin Bahrani)

Sunday, April 19
11:00 p.m. SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION (2015, 81 min., D: Ethan Hawke)

Key festival guests this year include Godfrey Cheshire (MOVING MIDWAY), Jason Segal and James Ponsoldt (THE END OF THE TOUR), Chazz Palminteri (A BRONX TALE), Ramin Bahrani (99 HOMES), and Seymour Bernstein (SEYMOUR: AN INTRODUCTION).

Roger Ebert’s Film Festival will take place at the Virginia Theatre, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign, IL. The UIUC News Bureau has 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 Wednesday, April 1, 2015, while a small number of festival passes are still available.

~ Jason Pankoke

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