Synecdoche, New York
If we don't "go to the movies" in any form, our minds wither and sicken.
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Chaz Ebert shares her thoughts on Ron Howard's new documentary, "Pavarotti," and presents an appreciation of the Lyric Opera.
A special edition of Thumbnails spotlighting our coverage of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Justice Singleton held an event about her father at this year's Cannes.
A re-appreciation of 2009's Enter the Void.
A special edition of Thumbnails spotlighting coverage of the 2019 Cannes Film Festival.
Matt writes: On April 28th, the movie world lost a true giant: filmmaker John Singleton, whose 1991 masterpiece, "Boyz N the Hood," remains one of the most astonishing feature debuts in cinema history. Roger Ebert awarded the picture four stars, writing that it was one of "the best American films of recent years." Roger's thoughts regarding the entirety of Singleton's career were detailed in a special compilation by Nick Allen, while Odie Henderson penned a deeply moving obituary for the trailblazing auteur. I was among the writers at RogerEbert.com who paid tribute to Singleton in a separate article, "Breaking Barriers."
An article about the reissue of "Two Weeks in the Midday Sun."
On two documentaries from Tribeca on NYC movie theaters and Showgirls!
Matt writes: Considering that the movie of the moment is inarguably "Avengers: Endgame," the Russo Brothers' culmination of the 22-film Marvel Cinematic Universe launched in 2008 with Jon Favreau's "Iron Man," we've decided to open this edition of the Ebert Club newsletter with our coverage of the record-breaking mega-blockbuster.
Sam Fragoso's new episode of his Talk Easy podcast, featuring Chaz Ebert.
A photo journal for Ebertfest 2019.
A table of contents for all of our Ebertfest 2019 coverage.
Matt writes: The 21st annual edition of Roger Ebert's Film Festival (a.k.a. Ebertfest), concluded last Saturday, and you can find all the onstage Q&As embedded in our festival coverage. Brian Tallerico covered the opening night screening of "Amazing Grace," while Nick Allen covered the Day 2 panels ("Challenging Stigma Through the Arts" and "Women in Cinema") and screenings ("Coeur Fidele," "Rachel Getting Married" and "Bound," culminating in an unforgettable Q&A with Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon). Peter Sobczynski covered Day 3 of the festival ("Sebastian," "Cold War," "Cane River," "A Year of the Quiet Sun" and "Romy and Michele's High School Reunion"), and Nick did the write-up for Day 4 ("Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise," "Won't You Be My Neighbor?", "Almost Famous" and "Sideways"). The 2018-19 University of Illinois College of Media Roger Ebert Fellows, Curtis Cook, Pari Apostolakos and Eunice Alpasan, also contributed their own dispatches.
The 2018-19 Ebert Fellows on their Ebertfest experience.
An interview with Claire Denis, director/co-writer of "High Life."
A recap of the first night of Ebertfest 2019 with videos of the event.
An article compiling the memories of local Ebertfest Film Festival audience members, from those newly attending to those who have attended for twenty years.
An article about Chaz Ebert being chosen for the Alliance of Women Film Journalists' Spotlight.
Why we chose 13 reviews about empathy, compassion, kindness, and understanding for 2019's Day4Empathy.
A tribute to one of the world's most renowned filmmakers, Agnès Varda, who passed away today at age 90.
An article celebrating the historic Chicago mayoral runoff between two African-American women, Toni Preckwinkle and Lori Lightfoot.
An article announcing the Aretha Franklin documentary, "Amazing Grace," as the opening night selection for Ebertfest 2019.
A look at the greatness and influence of Eve's Bayou.
A look at how The Blue Lagoon both exploited and created the public persona of Brooke Shields, and how it plays 37 years later.
An introduction to Women Writers Week 2019.