Published On: Thu, Mar 31st, 2016

Ebertfeset lineup and guests set with Guillermo del Toro attending to screen ‘Crimson Peak’

The 18th Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival hosted by Chaz Ebert, also known as ‘Ebertfest,’ announced today the final slate of films in this year’s festival. Additionally, film critics Leonard Maltin, Michael Phillips, Matt Zoller Seitz, Nell Minow, Shawn Edwards, Richard Neupert, Nick Allen, Chuck Koplinski, Eric Pierson, Brian Tallerico, and Matt Fagerholm, as well as The Alloy Orchestra, Sony Classics co-president Michael Barker, filmmaker Christine Swanson, and production executive Stephen Feder, will be joining director Guillermo del Toro, critic Gil Robertson, actress Nancy Allen, composer Renee Baker & The Chicago Modern Orchestra Project, filmmaker Paul Cox, crew veteran Angela Allen and director Michael Polish as special guests set to attend. And watch for other last-minute surprise guests.

Crimson-Peak-Tom-Hiddleston-posterThese films will accompany previously announced CRIMSON PEAK, BLOW OUT, BODY & SOUL, FORCE OF DESTINY, NORTHFORK and THE THIRD MAN.

Major filmmakers, stars, historians, critics and film-lovers from all over the world come to experience this annual celebration that includes films from lists Roger drew up over the first 15 years of the festival, as well as others selected by Chaz Ebert and Festival Director Nate Kohn based on Roger’s established criteria for an Ebertfest film.

Festival passes are available for $150, plus processing with only one thousand being available. Passes can be purchased through the festival website, the theater website, or the theater box office, 203 W. Park Ave., Champaign (217-356-9063).

Individual tickets for each screening will go on sale Friday, April 1st, 2016, and are $15 ($13 for students and seniors). Ebertfest is a special event of the College of Media at the University of Illinois with special support provided by The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, Steak ‘n Shake, and The Champaign County Alliance for the Promotion of Acceptance, Inclusion and Respect. For additional information, please visit http://www.ebertfest.com/


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