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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. 

Cold War
Crimson Peak
Dark City Great Movie
Days of Heaven Great Movie
Deja Vu
Departures Great Movie
Diamond Men
Disturbing the Peace
Do the Right Thing Great Movie
Duane Hopwood
The Eagle
El Norte Great Movie
Escape from Tomorrow
Eve's Bayou
Everybody Wants Some!!