Art and About (April 2011)

Art and About (April 2011)

Documentary "45365" "tells us how similar we are"

When filmmakers brothers Turner and Bill Ross set out to make a documentary about their hometown, they wanted to depict the emotions and nuances of growing up in the Midwest.

Midway through Ebertfest, I'm stanca but satisfied

So we’re midway through the 13th annual Ebertfest.

How’s it shaping up?

Ebertfest audience believes in "Natural Selection"

When first reading Robbie Pickering’s script for "Natural Selection," actress Rachael Harris immediately connected with the protagonist Linda.

But Harris figured there was no way she would land the role, that it would likely go to one of the "much greater actresses" out there.

The Ebertfest experience is a 'cinephile group hug'

Yesterday one of my Facebook friends posted this question: "Anyone scoped out Ebertfest? What do you think is ‘not to be missed’?

Ebertfest 2011 won't be short on bloggers

Ebertfest 2011 will be covered by a slew of bloggers, many of them from distant lands.

Ebert should be in good mood for Ebertfest 2011

Roger Ebert might be in a particularly good mood during his 13th annual Ebertfest, starting Wednesday at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign.

Winter Journey one early spring night with Wustman, Gunn

I admit I’m a neophyte when it comes to lieder, or German art songs.

But I just had to attend one of the two recitals of Franz Schubert lieder presented on Sunday by John Wustman and Nathan Gunn at the beautiful and grand Smith Recital Hall on the UI campus.

Boneyard Arts Festival: Oh what a 'first' night

Last Friday evening was a whirlwind for me, thanks to the Boneyard Arts Festival.

Arts writer seeks Doppelgangers for Boneyard Arts Festival

The Boneyard Arts Festival has so many cool events that I wish I had a few Doppelgangers to take them all in.

The festival opened Thursday evening and runs through this Sunday, featuring art displays and events at more than 100 venues.