2016 Ebertfest coverage roundup

2016 Ebertfest coverage roundup

Here's your one-stop shop for our coverage of the 18th Roger Ebert Film Festival.

2016 Ebertfest schedule

2016 Ebertfest Primer

April 18, 2016: Melissa Merli on the second silent film of the festival.

April 17, 2016: A new gallery of photos from the festival.

April 17, 2016: Items from Melissa Merli's notebook.

April 16, 2016: A new gallery of photos from the festival.

April 16, 2016: Paul Wood talks with Nancy Allen about 'Blow Out.'

April 16, 2016: Lots of thumbs down on the idea of texting in theaters.

April 16, 2016: Melissa Merli on 'Radical Grace,' the documentary following the social work of a group of nuns.

April 15, 2016: A new gallery of photos from the festival.

April 15, 2016. Items from Melissa Merli's notebook

April 15, 2016: Michael Polish reflects on what Roger Ebert meant to his career.

April 15, 2016: Marcus Jackson finds that Ebertfest has its own "feel."

April 14, 2016: Frank Pieper lists his favorite movies from each Ebertfest.

April 14, 2016: New UI president hosts first Ebertfest reception.

April 14, 2016: Organizers criticize N-G story on finances of festival.

April 14, 2016: Chaz Ebert writes guest commentary in N-G on finance story.

April 13, 2016: Photo gallery from the festival.

April 13, 2016: Richard Linklater's "Everybody Wants Some!" plays to an appreciative audience at Foellinger Auditorium; also, Kate Bosworth is coming to town. 

April 12, 2016: Ebertfest by the numbers Exactly how many pipes are in that Wurlitzer organ?

April 11, 2016: Ebertfest panel lineup set  “An eclectic mixture of filmmakers, critics and academics ensures lively and substantive conversations that engage and provoke.”

April 10, 2016: For the record: A look at Ebertfest finances Here's a look at the financial records from the past three festivals on spending, revenue and trends

April 3, 2016: PBS Ebertfest doc premiers Monday The 30-minute piece covers the life and legacy of Roger Ebert and history of the festival and includes a short preview of Ebertfest 2016

April 3, 2016: Ferry godmother "Who would have thought I would host an Oscar-winning actress?"

April 3, 2016: Ebertfest: Five for 2016 What is Melissa Merli looking forward to most this year?

April 3, 2016: Today's Special: Thumbs-up cookies a hit for Pekara  Three years ago, in an effort to connect to the visitors who descend upon downtown for Ebertfest, Pekara Bakery came up with the idea to make cookies featuring a lasting symbol of Roger Ebert.

March 23, 2016: Final six films announced for Ebertfest  The final slate for the 18th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival includes a documentary on ex-fighters from the Middle East trying to find peace, Lily Tomlin starring in "Grandma" and a silent film that caused an uproar on its release.

Feb. 28, 2016: #OscarsSoWhite but, says '16 Ebertfest guest, maybe not racist "Hollywood is no more racist than any other industry or business in this country."

Feb. 7, 2016: Getting Personal: Casey Ludwig "I'm learning so much right now and am completely immersed in the ins and outs of planning this great film festival. The more people I get to meet who have long-standing roots with Ebertfest, the more excited I get about the rich tradition the festival has in the community and in the industry. I'm grateful to be a part of something so wonderful."

Jan. 21, 2016: Guillermo del Toro, 'Crimson Peak' to open '16 Ebertfest Chaz Ebert isn't opening the 18th annual Ebertfest in April with director Guillermo del Toro and his movie, "Crimson Peak," because he's already familiar with Champaign, having collaborated with Volition, the video-game maker here. She's bringing him here because he's a talented director who thinks outside the box.

From the 2015 festival, here's a tour of the Virginia Theatre

Also from the 2015 festival, sculptor Rick Harney on the making of Roger's statue.

Here is audio from the 2013 Ebertfest, the first one after Roger's passing.

Here is audio from Jim Turpin's 2006 interview with Ebert.