2012 Ebertfest schedule

2012 Ebertfest schedule

Here is the schedule for the 14th annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival, a special event of the University of Illinois College of Media, opening Wednesday. As of Thursday morning, individual tickets remained for every movie except "Take Shelter,""A Separation," "Patang" and "Citizen Kane." Tickets for each film are $13 for adults and $11 for students and senior citizens; festival passes are sold out. For tickets call 356-9063 or visit the Virginia box office.

Note: Tied up with a movie shoot in New York, Patton Oswalt canceled his appearance with "Big Fan" today. The campus screening of "Kind Hearts and Coronets" late Thursday also was canceled. Oswalt was to have introduced and talked about that movie. He promises to come to Ebertfest next year.


  • 7 p.m.: "Joe Versus the Volcano," with Stephen Goldblatt, director of photography.

  • 10 p.m.: "The Truth about Beauty and Blogs," with co-producer, writer and actor Kelechie Ezie.

  • 10:15 p.m.: "Phunny Business: A Black Comedy," with John Davies, writer, director and producer; Raymond Lambert, writer and producer; Reid Brody, producer; and Ali LeRoi, comedian.


  • 1 p.m.: "Big Fan," with director Robert Siegel.

  • 4 p.m.: "Kinyarwanda," with writer, director and producer Alrick Brown; actor Cassandra Freeman; and producers Darren Dean, Tommy Oliver and Deatra Harris.

  • 8:30 p.m.: "Terri," with actor Jacob Wysocki and director Azazel Jacobs.

  • 10:30 p.m.: "Kind Hearts and Coronets," hosted by Patton Oswalt at the Foellinger Auditorium on the UI campus. Free and open to the public. CANCELLED.


  • 1 p.m.: "On Borrowed Time," with Australian director Paul Cox, the subject of the documentary.

  • 4 p.m.: "Wild and Weird," a collection of 10 silent shorts, with accompaniment by the Alloy Orchestra.

  • 8:30 p.m.: "A Separation."


  • 1 p.m.: "Higher Ground," with writer Carolyn S. Briggs.

  • 4 p.m.: "Patang" ("The Kite"), with writer-director Prashant Bharvaga, producer Jaideep Punjabi, executive producer Vijay Bhargava, associate producer Ranjana Bhargava and actors Seema Biswas and Nawazuddin Siddiqui.

  • 8:30 p.m.: "Take Shelter," with director Jeff Nichols, actor Michael Shannon and distributor Michael Barker, co-president of Sony Pictures Classics.


  • Noon: "Citizen Kane," with commentary track by Roger Ebert; introduction and question-and-answer by David Bord- well with Jeffrey Lerner, producer of the audio commentary.

  • 3:30 p.m.: Live music by Mo' Betta, a music program for youths led by Nathaniel Banks and Robert Lewis, both of Champaign.

  • 4:30 p.m.: "Antwone Fisher," post-festival screening by the Champaign County Anti-Stigma Alliance, a sponsor. Free and open to the public.