In Memoriam 1942 – 2013 “Roger Ebert loved movies.”

RogerEbert.com

Thumb alpha poster

Alpha

There’s a pleasant, old-fashioned feel to Alpha.

Thumb minding gap

Minding the Gap

It would be impressive even without the palpable sense of connection and understanding that Liu brings to the material, but its easygoing intimacy is what…

Other Reviews
Review Archives
Thumb xbepftvyieurxopaxyzgtgtkwgw

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…

Other Reviews
Great Movie Archives
Other Articles
Chaz's Journal Archives
Other Articles
Blog Archives
Primary musical

Musical Planned on the Life of Roger Ebert

Chicago’s Black Ensemble Theater announced this week that they have been working on a musical inspired by the life of Roger Ebert called “The Black White Play (Honoring the Memory of Roger Ebert through Music),” as reported by Robert Feder.

“The Black White Play” has been written and directed by Jackie Taylor, founder and artistic director of the Black Ensemble Theater, and it will run from September 19 to November 1, 2015. The play has been partially funded by a bequest from the trust of Roger Ebert, and Chaz Ebert has been a longtime supporter of the non-profit organization.

In a statement from the theater, they said, “”The Black White Play” is a tribute to Roger Ebert where the music will speak to his philosophy of life.”

Stay tuned for more news on “The Black White Play” and the awards season trajectory of “Life Itself,” which was named the Best Documentary of the year this week by the National Board of Review and made the Oscar Shortlist for the Academy Award.


Advertisement

Popular Blog Posts

Who do you read? Good Roger, or Bad Roger?

This message came to me from a reader named Peter Svensland. He and a fr...

Aretha Franklin: 1942-2018

A tribute to the Queen of Soul.

No False Moves: Carl Franklin on His Noir Films

An interview with director Carl Franklin, on the occasion of his film "One False Move" receiving a special presentati...

Video games can never be art

Having once made the statement above, I have declined all opportunities to ...

Reveal Comments
comments powered by Disqus