An article about the second Ebert Symposium scheduled for Friday, September 27th in Champaign, Illinois, with special guests including "El Norte" filmmaker Gregory Nava and Dr. Stacy L. Smith, founder of the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.
An article about the second annual Ebert Symposium, "Creating an Inclusive Cinema and Media Ecosystem," scheduled for Friday, September 27th at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois.
Matt writes: With the Olympic games currently thrilling the world in Rio de Janeiro, let's take a look back at one of the most celebrated films ever made about Olympic athletes, Hugh Hudson's "Chariots of Fire." Celebrating its 35th anniversary this year, Hudson's drama about two British track stars won the 1981 Academy Award for Best Picture, beating out Steven Spielberg's classic, "Raiders of the Lost Ark." It also earned Oscars for Colin Welland's original screenplay, Milena Canonero's costume design and the now-iconic score by Vangelis.
CNN Films and Kartemquin Films receive NATAS Best Documentary Emmy nomination for Roger Ebert film "Life Itself."
Kartemquin Films will celebrate its 50th anniversary at a birthday party event on Friday, June 24th.