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Ebert Fellows at Ebertfest 2017: Table of Contents

The following table of contents contains the work of all the Ebert Fellows scheduled to attend Ebertfest 2017 this year. Click on each link and you will be directed to the full article. To view the bios for each Ebert Fellow, click here.

CARLOS AGUILAR, Sundance 2014

Messages from Abroad: Four Foreign Directors Discuss Their Relationship to American Films


Candid Chat with “Camino” Crew at Hawaii Premiere

Young Writers Program Mentor Encourages Everyone to Be a Critic

“A Candle Lights the Heart” is Made to Move Audiences


“Containment” Asks Important Questions About Nuclear Energy

AN BANH, Sundance 2014

The Intersection of Youth and Pop Culture at Sundance

BRENNAN BROWN, Hawaii 2015

Mustang” Marks the Changes in Five Sisters

Hitchcock/Truffaut”: A Podcast Conversation

“Zinna Flower”: Video Review

KYLE BURTON, Sundance 2014

Notes on Subjective Cinema at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

SUE-ELLEN CHITUNYA, Film Independent's Project Involve 2016

Video interview from Cannes

JORDAN CSIGI, Hawaii 2015

Candid Chat with “Camino” Crew at Hawaii Premiere

Seoul Searching” is the 80’s teen comedy you’ve been searching for

Analyzing a frame in “Youth

Korean “Office” Supplies Great Thrills

ROBERT FOWLER, Sundance 2014

The 10 Most Psychologically Rich Characters of Sundance 2014

LAURA GARBER, Hawaii 2016

Moonlight” Casts a Dark Shadow

Bobbing Heads Prove the Blues Work

Toni Erdmann” Highlights Anxiety and Humor in This Year’s Darkest Comedy

VERONIQUE HESTER, Columbia Links 2015

Afraid of Dark

KATIE KILKENNY, Sundance 2014

Meant to Be Heard, Not Seen: The Invisible Performances Behind Foley Art

WALKER KING, Sundance 2017

Sundance 2017: “78/52”

Sundance 2017 Interview: “Person to Person”

Sundance 2017: Trump and the Politics of Film Festivals

SASHA KOHAN, Sundance 2017

Sundance 2017 Interview: The Filmmakers of “Quest”

Sundance 2017: Docs Capture the Current State of Police Tension and Race

Monica Vitti and the Modern “Something Terrible”

JOSHUA LEE, Hawaii 2016

To Walk in the Footsteps of my Grandfather

JOSEPH LONGO, Ebert Fellow 2016-17 in Champaign

Video: University of Illinois Ebert Fellows Attend First Film Festival


SARA PELAEZ, Sundance 2016

Sundance 2016 Interview: Doron Weber of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation

Sundance 2016: Post Mortem

EMMA PIPER-BURKET, Sundance 2017

Sundance 2017 Interview: “Kuso”

Sundance 2017: The Natural World in the New Climate Sidebar and Beyond

The Most Influential Filmmakers of All Time

SHALAYNE PULIA, Ebert Fellow 2015-16 in Champiagn

Ebertfest 2016: Interview with the Alloy Orchestra

Ebertfest 2016: Women in Film Panel

Ebertfest 2016: 21 Quotable Moments from Guillermo del Toro

Ebertfest 2016: “Radical Grace” Transcends Religion

Ebertfest 2016: Nancy Allen on “Blow Out,” Women in Film

Ebertfest 2016: Interview with Renee Baker of the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project


Stubbornly Ready to Burst into Flame

The Horror is Alive

MARIAH SCHAEFER, Ebert Fellow 2016-17 in Champaign

Video: University of Illinois Ebert Fellows Attend First Film Festival

Ebertfest 2016 Dedicated to Haskell Wexler

MARY SOLLOSI, Sundance 2014

The Book Was So Much Better: Adapting for the Screen

BRANDON TOWNS, Columbia Links 2015


The N Word


“What a Wonderful Family!”: A Hilarious Take on Divorce, Values and Relationships

JASON YUE, Ebert Fellow 2016-17 in Champaign

Video: University of Illinois Ebert Fellows Attend First Film Festival

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