Roger Ebert’s Film Festival 2020 Initial Lineup Announced

Roger Ebert’s Film Festival (also known as Ebertfest) is a movie lovers festival that celebrates film in all its formats and genres. The event focuses on independent, international and studio films that did not win wide audiences. It also focuses on overlooked genres such as documentaries and musicals. The festival format shows one film at a time. That way every event goer sees the same film, and they all watch together as a community.

This year the festival celebrates its 22nd year. Ebertfest 2020 will take place at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, IL, April 15 – 18, 2020. Related talks and panel discussions will be held at the Hyatt Place in Champaign and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Read on for the details!

Ebertfest 2020

From The Ebertfest Press Release And Website

The 22nd Annual Roger Ebert’s Film Festival, co-founded and hosted by Chaz Ebert and also known as ‘Ebertfest”, announced today Ari Aster’s HEREDITARY will be joining this year’s lineup.

HEREDITARY will screen on Thursday, April 16th and following the screening, actor Alex Wolff will participate in a post-screening Q&A and will also be presented with Roger Ebert’s “Golden Thumb Award”.

The festival will open with a screening of Francis Ford Coppola’s THE COTTON CLUB ENCORE and performance by Kathryn Bostic and will close with The Farrelly Brothers’ THERE’S SOMETHING ABOUT MARY.

The remaining schedule of films will be announced at a later date – among them one from Alfred Hitchcock – along with additional directors, actors, critics and others who will participate in onstage discussions following screenings.

Festival passes are now available for $150, plus processing. You can purchase four passes together for $510 instead of $600 (15% off). Student passes are $100 each. Tickets are available via the Ebertfest website. Individual movie tickets go on sale April 1.

Final Thoughts

Cool stuff! I’ve never been to Ebertfest, but Champaign isn’t that far. This might be the year I finally schedule a road trip! I’m looking forward to seeing what other films are coming to the event. Which Hitchcock film do you think they’ll screen?

What do you think? Anyone going to this year’s festival? Tell us in the comments!

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