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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. 

Being There Great Movie
Big Fan
The Big Lebowski Great Movie
Blood & Wine
Blow Out
A Bronx Tale
The Castle
The Cell
Children of Heaven
Chop Shop Great Movie
Citizen Kane Great Movie