Roger Ebert’s film festival will open this year with screenings of filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard’s “Goodbye to Language 3D” and actor turned director Robert De Niro’s “A Bronx Tale.”
He was Champaign-Urbana’s native son. Now, late film critic Roger Ebert’s hometown wants to give back.
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.