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Published on Nov 21, 2011
Every year, Roger and Chaz Ebert, in association with the University of Illinois College of Media, puts on a 5-day film festival in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Roger's home town. The festival takes place in one location: The historic Virginia Theater in the heart of downtown Champaign and major filmmakers, stars, historians, critics and film-lovers from all over the world come to experience this annual celebration of film that includes films both old and new, hand-picked by Roger himself with the help of Chaz and festival director, Nate Kohn.
This documentary is a 12-minute retrospective of the 13th annual festival which took place from April 27th to May 1st, 2011. Some of the guests included world-wide star Tilda Swinton (I Am Love). Directors like Richard Linklater (Me and Orson Welles) and Norman Jewison (Only You) and the multi-talented writer/director/actor, Tim Blake Nelson (Leaves of Grass).