Look ahead: Top picks from Melissa Merli for the week to come

Not too late to check out Ebertfest

One 'Wild Tale' after another


Who lives here? April 18, 2015

Each week on this page, The News-Gazette will show a screen shot of a home from a movie or TV show and ask readers, "Who lives here?"

Ebertfest: 'Moving Midway' praised for helping some heal over race

CHAMPAIGN — Many Americans, particularly African-Americans, find the plantation a painful and polarizing subject.

Godfrey Cheshire's documentary, "Moving Midway," examines the Southern plantation and its mythologies by focusing on the move of his ancestral plantation home from an encroaching development on the outskirts of Raleigh, N.C., to a rural area.

Ebertfest: Couple who got engaged at 2003 festival honored

CHAMPAIGN — Before the 2003 Ebertfest, Daniel and Janet Weber had dated on and off for about four years.

But by the time the festival rolled around, Daniel knew he wanted to propose to Janet.

Ebertfest: Leading man Segel defers to his director on Wallace flick

CHAMPAIGN — "The End of the Tour" star Jason Segel was escorted by Chaz Ebert into the Virginia Theatre on Thursday night, greeting fans along the way with a warm smile.

Choosing not to take the stage before the showing of his film, Segel instead gave "Tour" director James Ponsoldt center stage.

LIVE: 2015 Ebertfest Day 2

Welcome to our LIVE report from Ebertfest, coordinated by staff writer MELISSA MERLI, who has been on hand for each one of the festivals in downtown Champaign.

She will be tweeting regularly throughout the week. Follow her here

Entertainment listings, April 16-23, 2015

A listing of events, provided by the venues. Here are instructions for submitting entries.

Chuck Koplinski: 'True Story' chilling tale of the price of lies

In December 2001, Christian Longo murdered his wife and three children.

Frank's Faves, April 16, 2015

My friends, I am officially bummed this week as yet another quality TV drama has pulled the plug and gone all series finale on its fans.