More Ebertfest movies sell out

More Ebertfest movies sell out

CHAMPAIGN — The list of sold-out movies in the upcoming Roger Ebert's Film Festival keeps growing.

As of Friday morning individual tickets were sold out for "Life Itself," "Young Adult," "Do the Right Thing," "Wadjda," "Goodbye Solo" and "Born on the Fourth of July."

People who want to see any of those are advised to stand in line, starting 30 minutes before curtain time.

At most Ebertfests all of the people waiting in the so-called "rush line" got into the movie of their choice.

Tickets remain for "Museum Hours," "Short Term 2," "He Who Gets Slapped," "Capote," "A Simple Life" and festival closer "Bayou Maharajah," with pianist Henry Butler performing live after the screening.

Tickets are $14 for adults and $12 for senior citizens and students and available at the Virginia Theatre box office or by calling 356-9063. Festival passes are sold out.

Meanwhile, guest Bennett Miller has been added to appear on stage after "Capote" is shown at 4 p.m. April 25.

He is an Academy Award-nominated film director and producer best known for "Moneyball," starring Brad Pitt, and "Capote," starring the late Philip Seymour Hoffman in the title role. Miller directed both.

Miller received an Oscar nomination for best director for "Capote," which brought Hoffman his only Oscar.

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