Every year, Roger and Chaz Ebert, in association with the University of Illinois College of Media, put on a 5-day film festival in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois, Roger's home town. The festival takes place at the historic Virginia Theater in the heart of downtown Champaign. Major filmmakers, stars, historians, critics and film-lovers from all over the world come to experience this annual celebration that includes films both old and new, hand-picked by Roger himself with the help of Chaz and festival director, Nate Kohn.
This documentary is a 10-minute retrospective of the 15th annual festival which took place from April 17th to April 21st, 2013. Some of the guests included Oscar-winning actor, Tilda Swinton (JULIA). Directors like Richard Linklater (BERNIE) and James Ponsoldt (THE SPECTACULAR NOW) and legendary cinematographer Haskel Wexler (DAYS OF HEAVEN).
Executive Producers: Chaz and Roger Ebert
Festival Director: Nate Kohn
Associate Festival Director: Mary Susan Britt
Directed by: Luke Boyce
Produced by: Brett Hays
Edited by: Allison Greenwood
Camera Operators: Myles Beeson, Luke Boyce, Andrew Gleeson, Dustin Jenkins, Jason Knade, Chris Lukeman, Tim Meyers, Thomas Nicol, Oliver Peng, Scott Regan, Ryan Rogers, Chris Sotelo and Anna Zorn.
Production Sound Mixed by: Mario Coletta
Digital Assetts Managed by: Iman Sharabesh