CHICAGO (CBS) — The show will go on. Next Wednesday, the 17th annual Ebertfest begins in Champaign at the Virginia Theatre, home to the film festival for 15 years.
WBBM Newsradio’s Steve Miller reports the five-day movie festival will be an emotional time, as it’s the first without founder and Pulitzer Prize-winning film critic Roger Ebert.
“I think the entire festival will be a kind of tribute to Roger,” said Virginia Theatre director Steven Bentz. “It is a difficult and extremely poignant time.”