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The Interview

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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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Monsieur Hire

Patrice Leconte's "Monsieur Hire" is a tragedy about loneliness and erotomania, told about two solitary people who have nothing else in common. It involves a…

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Table of Contents: Coverage of the 16th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival

The dedicated, talented staff writers of RogerEbert.com haven't just been enjoying every minute of the experience of the 16th Annual Roger Ebert's Film Festival but have been bringing it you in recaps, articles, and artistic impressions of what's taking place in Champaign-Urbana this year. Read all of our content with the handy links below.


Ebertfest Opens with Emotional Screening of Steve James' "Life Itself" by Nell Minow

Ebertfest Panel Discusses Short Term 12 and "Challenging Stigma Through the Arts" by Brian Tallerico

Statue of Roger Ebert Unveiled at Virginia Theatre by Sam Fragoso

Searching For Freedom at Ebertfest, Vienna and the Internet: Jem Cohen and Museum Hours by Kevin Lee

The Empathy Machine of Short Term 12 with Brie Larson, Keith Stanfield by Jana Monji

Second Day of Ebertfest Ends with Poignant, Hilarious Young Adult by Sam Fragoso

Writers, Fans & Friends Remember Roger Ebert at Ebertfest by Matt Fagerholm

"Film & Cultural Politics" at Ebertfest by Matt Fagerholm

Alloy Orchestra Accompanies Lon Chaney Classic "He Who Gets Slapped" by Sheila O'Malley

Disturbing the Peace: Do the Right Thing at 25 by Simon Abrams

Death Casts New Light on Bennett Miller's Capote by Susan Wloszczyna

Ebertfest Filmmakers, Experts Take Challenge of "Reimagining Filmmaking For the Digital Age" by Katherine Tulich

Haifaa Al-Mansour's Wadjda Wins Over Viewers at Ebertfest by Omer Muzaffer

Ramin Bahrani Returns to Ebertfest with Moving Screening of Goodbye Solo by Wael Khairy

Ebertfest Embodies Civilizing Power of Cinema by Brian Tallerico

The Naked, Raw Anger of Born on the Fourth of July at Ebertfest by Simon Abrams

Ebertfest Profile: Kim Robeson by Sam Fragoso

Ebertfest Profiles: Sketches of the 2014 Audience by The Staff

Art Inspired by Ebertfest 2014 by Krishna Bala Shenoi

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