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NPR - Illinois Public Media News - February 18, 2013

Quvenzhane Wallis: ‘If I Have To Be Fierce, I’ll Be Fierce’

By Melissa Block

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(Duration: 8:09)

Quvenzhane Wallis was just 5 years old when she auditioned for a role in the Oscar-nominated film Beasts of the Southern Wild, and 6 when she shot the movie. Now, at age 9, she is the youngest ever to receive a best actress Oscar nomination.

Categories: Art and Culture, Cinema


WILL - Illinois Public Media News - June 18, 2012

C-U’s Native Film Critic Turns 70: Ebert’s Early Life

By Jeff Bossert

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(Duration: 8:13)

Roger Ebert

For most people, the name Roger Ebert stands out as a man who’s known for giving movies a thumbs up or down. And it’s widely known he hails from Urbana.  But to those who haven’t read the famed critic’s memoir, there’s a backstory to a man who didn’t set out to write about film.  

Categories: Art and Culture, Cinema, Health

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