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2022-23 Ebertfellows Recap Ebertfest

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Last month, the Virginia Theatre once again hosted Ebertfest, organized by co-founder and now ringleader Chaz Ebert, along with longtime festival director Nate Kohn. Here's a look back, featuring the 2022-2023 U of I College of Media Roger Ebert Fellows: Lee Beckett, Andrew Stover and Tania Trejo. They joined fellowship advisor Michael Philllips, the film critic of the Chicago Tribune, for a conversation about what it meant to convene this gathering of hundreds of film fans in person once again.