Ebert’s wife, Chaz Ebert, and the school made the announcement on Thursday. The Ebert Center’s goal would be to combine the studies of film and ethics to encourage writers and filmmakers to think critically about film.
It was a year ago that Chicago lost one of its living treasures: film critic Roger Ebert. CBS 2’s Dorothy Tucker talks with his widow, Chaz, about how she’s remembering him.
Film critic Roger Ebert, who died in April, was credited with popularizing movie criticism through his Chicago Sun-Times reviews and the television show he started in the 1970s.
Ebert, who had battled cancer the past decade, was laid to rest Monday after a funeral at Holy Name Cathedral.
The 70-year-old Chicago Sun-Times film critic has battled cancer in his thyroid and salivary glands and lost his ability to speak and eat after cancer surgeries.
Fans of famed movie critic Roger Ebert’s show, “Ebert Presents: At the Movies” will be disappointed to hear the program is going on hiatus at the end of this month.