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The History of Ebertfest

Since 1999, Champaign-Urbana has hosted what was once called Roger Ebert's Overlooked Film Festival but now is known primarily as just Ebertfest. The annual event is a highlight for movie lovers in the Midwest, a chance to see films loved by Roger and the staff who has kept up his legacy since his passing. What follows is a collection of reviews, most of them by Roger, of films that have played Ebertfest since 1999. 

3 Women Great Movie
99 Homes
Almost Famous
Amazing Grace
American Folk
American Movie
American Splendor
Bad Santa
Ballad of Narayama Great Movie
The Band's Visit
Baraka Great Movie