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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 2016: A Table of Contents

With the conclusion of the 18th Roger Ebert's Film Festival (Ebertfest), we've gathered all of our coverage on this past week's panels, guests and film presentations. Included is the work of Chaz Ebert, Brian Tallerico, Nick Allen, Matt Fagerholm, Sheila O'Malley, Jana Monji, Peter Sobczynski and our three Ebert Fellows, Shalayne Pulia, Ashish Valentine and Riane Lenzner-White. 


Pre-coverage

Roger, You Would Love Ebertfest 2016 by Chaz Ebert

Ebertfest Doc Premieres Tonight on PBS 


Day 1, Wednesday

CRIMSON PEAK: Q&A featuring director Guillermo del Toro 

Guillermo del Toro Opens This Year's Cinematic Theme Park by Brian Tallerico 

An Interview with Guillermo del Toro by Ebert Fellow Asish Valentine

21 Most Quotable Moments from Guillermo del Toro's Ebertfest Appearance by Ebert Fellow Shalayne Pulia


Day 2, Thursday 

GRANDMA: Q&A featuring director Paul Weitz and producer Andrew Miano 

NORTHFORK: Q&A featuring director Michael Polish

THE THIRD MAN: Q&A featuring script supervisor Angela Allen and critic Michael Phillips

From Los Angeles to Northfork to Vienna by Brian Tallerico

An Interview with "The Third Man" Script Supervisor Angela Allen by Ebert Fellow Riane Lenzner-White


Day 3, Friday

Women in Film Panel by Ebert Fellow Shalayne Pulia

Chaz Ebert Responds to News-Gazette Ebertfest Article

DISTURBING THE PEACE: Q&A featuring director/producer Stephen Apkon, director/cinematographer Andrew Young, story consultant Marcina Hale and subjects Chen Alon and Sulaiman Khatib

"Disturbing the Peace" Wins First Ebert Humanitarian Award by Nick Allen

L'INHUMAINE: Q&A featuring The Alloy Orchestra

The Alloy Orchestra Accompanies "L'Inhumaine" by Nick Allen

An Interview with the Alloy Orchestra by Ebert Fellow Shalayne Pulia

EVE'S BAYOU: Q&A featuring director Kasi Lemmons

Kasi Lemmons Presents a Director's Cut of "Eve's Bayou" by Nick Allen


Day 4, Saturday

FORCE OF DESTINY: Q&A featuring director Paul Cox and Rosie Raka

"Force of Destiny" by Matt Fagerholm

RADICAL GRACE: Q&A featuring Rebecca Parrish, producer Nicole Bernardi-Reis, composer Heather McIntosh and Father Michael Pfleger

"Radical Grace" by Sheila O'Malley

"'Radical Grace' Transcends Religion" by Ebert Fellow Shalayne Pulia

LOVE & MERCY: Q&A featuring critic Chuck Koplinski

"Love & Mercy" by Jana Monji

BLOW OUT: Q&A featuring actress Nancy Allen and critic Leonard Maltin

"Blow Out" by Peter Sobczynski 

Nancy Allen on "Blow Out," Women in Film by Ebert Fellow Shalayne Pulia


Day 5, Sunday 

Ebert Fellows Wrap-Up by Shalayne Pulia, Riane Lenzner-White and Ashish Valentine 

BODY & SOUL: Q&A featuring composer Renée Baker and critic Leonard Maltin

Renée Baker and the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project Present Oscar Micheaux's "Body & Soul" by Nick Allen

Interview with Renée Baker of the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project by Ebert Fellow Shalayne Pulia 

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