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Passes on sale for fifth
Roger Ebert Overlooked Film Festival April 23-27
Chamberlain, News Editor
(217) 333-2894; email@example.com
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. —
Festival passes now are on sale for the fifth annual Roger
Ebert Overlooked Film Festival, to be held April 23-27 at the Virginia
Theater in Champaign, Ill., and at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
passes, which cover all screenings during the five-day event, are $60.
They can be purchased through the theater box office (phone: (217) 356-9063;
fax: (217) 356-5729) or through TicketWeb by way of the festival Web
site. Tickets for individual films will be $7 each when they become
available closer to the event.
Ebert, a 1964 Illinois journalism graduate, adjunct professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, will
again host the event and select the films that he believes have been
overlooked by audiences, critics and distributors. The lineup of films,
along with additional information on film-associated guests and other
festival events, should be available after Feb. 1.
Updates on the festival, a special event of Illinois’ College
of Communications, will be posted on the festival Web site.
About 20,000 admissions were recorded for the 14 featured films, associated
panels and other events at the 2002 festival, most of which was held
at the Virginia Theater, a 1920s-era Champaign movie palace. The 2002
festival also attracted more than 50 producers, directors, writers,
actors and other guests associated with the film industry.
Sponsors and volunteers for the festival are still being sought. Those
interested should contact Mary Susan Britt, the festival’s assistant
director, at (217) 244-0552, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those seeking additional information and updates on films, guests and
festival events should contact either Britt or festival director Nate
Kohn, at (706) 542-4972, or by e-mail at email@example.com.