Roger Ebert in 2005.
(The Associated Press)
April 23, 2014

Director Steve James Reflects On The Making Of “Life Itself”

The documenatary about Roger Ebert's life entitled “Life Itself” makes its local premeire Wednesday, opening the 16th annual ‘Ebertfest’ in Champaign. Director Steve James says it's not the film that he, Roger, and wife Chaz Ebert orginally envisioned.  


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April 07, 2014

Legendary Hollywood Star Mickey Rooney Dies At 93

Mickey Rooney, the pint-size, precocious actor and all-around talent whose more than 90-year career spanned silent comedies, Shakespeare, Judy Garland musicals, Andy Hardy stardom, television and the Broadway theater, died Sunday at age 93.


November 12, 2013

The Art Theater: Playing Movies For 100 Years

Nov. 12 marks the 100th anniversary of a movie theater in downtown Champaign. Originally called The Park, it is now known as The Art Theater Co-Op. In honor of this centennial, there is a new book celebrating its history.


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Roger Ebert sculpture, miniature version
(Jeff Bossert/WILL)
September 10, 2013

Fundraiser For Ebert Sculpture Underway

When filmgoers attend Roger Ebert’s 16th annual film festival in Champaign next spring, they will be able to pose with the famous Urbana native.


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