This documentary is a 10-minute retrospective of the 15th annual festival which took place from April 17th to April 21st, 2013. Some of the guests included Oscar-winning actor, Tilda Swinton (JULIA). Directors like Richard Linklater (BERNIE) and James Ponsoldt (THE SPECTACULAR NOW) and legendary cinematographer Haskel Wexler (DAYS OF HEAVEN).
Every year, Roger and Chaz Ebert, in association with the University of Illinois College of Media, put on a 5-day film festival in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Roger’s home town. The festival takes place at the historic Virginia Theater in the heart of downtown Champaign. Major filmmakers, stars, historians, critics and film-lovers from all over the world come to experience this annual celebration that includes films both old and new, hand-picked by Roger himself with the help of Chaz and festival director, Nate Kohn.
“It’s just beautiful, and if you’re like us, you’re going to shed some tears.”~Chaz Ebert