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Board to pick from 3 Virginia marquee finalists

CHAMPAIGN – Park board members on Monday will see and likely choose from among "three basic concepts" for the new Virginia Theatre marquee.

The only details the park district would release about the designs this week was that "they're all rectangular," said Laura Auteberry, director of marketing and development for the Champaign Park District.

Documentary wins two Mid-America Emmys

URBANA – Jay Rosenstein's documentary "The Lord Is Not on Trial Here Today" has won two Mid-America Emmy awards – one for historical documentary and the other for writing.

'Ed Wood' next in Danville library series on 'Movies about Movies'

DANVILLE – The Danville Public Library continues its six-month "Movies about Movies" film discussion series with a free screening of the 1994 comedy "Ed Wood" at 6:30 p.m. on Monday.

The screening will take place in the first floor meeting room of the library, 319 N. Vermilion St.

Ebertfest coverage

We will use this space to compile our coverage of the 2010 Ebertfest.

12th annual Ebertfest closes out on a bunch of high notes

CHAMPAIGN – The 12th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival – one of the more intense yet, Director Nate Kohn said – ended with festivalgoers dancing and waving their arms as a star of the last film sang live on the Virginia Theatre stage.

Perseverance pays for Egyptian writer in trip to Ebertfest

CHAMPAIGN – Wael Khairy of Cairo had to go through a lot to get to Roger Ebert's Film Festival in Champaign.

The 22-year-old film critic for Egypt's only English-language magazine on film traveled 16 to 17 hours to arrive here on Saturday, the second-to-last day of the festival.

Ebert: 'Transforming' performances like that in 'Trucker' deserve better play, recognition

CHAMPAIGN – Every year the Academy Awards are announced, Roger Ebert feels underwhelmed by the small group of finalists, usually from movies that have grossed a lot at the box office.

Ebert makes special point of presenting thumb-up to director of 'Synecdoche'

CHAMPAIGN – Calling Charlie Kaufman the most creative screenwriter of his generation, Roger Ebert made the unusual move on Friday night of coming onto the Virginia Theatre stage to introduce him and hand him his "Golden Thumb" award.

Melissa Merli's Ebertfest notebook: sketches, youth, sublime writing and crowds

Most of us know Roger Ebert is a fabulous writer. Some of you might not know he's a visual artist too.

One of his sketches graces the cover of the 12th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival program as well as the festival poster, souvenir mugs and T-shirts.

Grace, emotion of 'Departures' earn director a standing ovation

CHAMPAIGN – Japanese director Yojiro Takita – the first filmmaker in the 12th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival to receive a standing ovation – enjoyed watching the festival-goers watch his movie on Friday afternoon at the Virginia Theatre.