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The Zookeeper's Wife

Has many lovely and moving moments but fails to capture the many layers of this unique story, relying instead on plainly-stated metaphors.

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Ballad of Narayama

"The Ballad of Narayama" is a Japanese film of great beauty and elegant artifice, telling a story of startling cruelty. What a space it opens…

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Ebertfest Film Passes Go On Sale Today!

It is official! You can buy a pass for the 16th Roger Ebert Film Festival, known simply as Ebertfest, starting today, November 1. The festival is part of the University of Illinois, College of Media in Urbana-Champaign, and will be held Wednesday, April 23, through Sunday, April 27, 2014. The projection of films are overseen by the world-renowned theater consultant, James Bond, at the beautiful and historic Virginia Theatre.

Passes that allow you to view all of the movies are only $145. Sponsor passes giving special access are also available. Only one thousand passes go on sale today and they sell out quickly. Individual tickets will not be sold until April 1. For more information about the festival and to buy a pass go to:

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In addition to panels regarding the industry, last year's festival featured an eclectic selection of wonderful films including Days of Heaven with guest Haskell Wexler, Julia, with Tilda Swinton; the Ballad of Narayama; Blancanieves with director Pablo Berger; Bernie, with Richard Linklater andJack Black, Not Yet Begun To Fight with Sabrina Lee and Erik Goodge; and Oslo August 31st, with Joachim Trier

Roger Ebert left a legacy list of films to program the festival for years to come.

See the festival archives at: http://ebertfest.com/archives.html

Purchase a pass at: http://thevirginia.org/shows/film/ebertfest

(Passes are sold in 55 languages! See select a language.)


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