Matt writes: History was made during last night's Oscar telecast when "Nomadland" filmmaker Chloé Zhao became the first Asian woman, the first woman of color and the second woman ever to win the Academy Award for Best Director. The film also won Best Picture and a third Best Actress Oscar for Frances McDormand, who became the second woman in history to achieve that feat following Katharine Hepburn.
An interview with Gregory Nava, the director of Selena, about the film's production and legacy in light of what would have been Selena's 50th birthday.
Matt writes: On Thanksgiving Eve, RogerEbert.com publisher Chaz Ebert released "I Remember People," a song she wrote earlier this year to express how she and millions of Americans have been feeling as we have been forced to keep our distance for months due to COVID-19.
An announcement of passes going on sale Friday, November 1st, for the next Ebertfest Film Festival that takes place April 15-18, 2020, in Champaign, Illinois.
A special edition of Thumbnails spotlighting coverage of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
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.
As a boy in Mexico City whose parents struggled to get by, the United States carried such magical connotation in my imagination.
An interview with director Gregory Nava about the re-release of his masterpiece, "El Norte," on Sunday, September 15th, courtesy of Fathom Events.
An article about the re-release of Gregory Nava's "El Norte" on Sunday, September 15th, kicking off a week of special coverage in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month.
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: Ebertfest 2018 was a resounding success this year, featuring unforgettable conversations with Ava DuVernay, Julie Dash, Jeff "The Dude" Dowd, Kogonada, Andy Davis, Gregory Nava and many other extraordinary talents. Among the essential films screened this year were "American Splendor," "Rambling Rose," "Belle" and "13th," which earned one of the festival's biggest ovations.
A report on the second day of Ebertfest, which included a massive critic's panel and three very special films.