The upcoming 17th annual Roger Ebert Film Festival, better known as Ebertfest, will open April 15 with Jean-Luc Godard’s radical 3D experiment “Goodbye to Language,” with star Héloïse Godet in attendance.
The fest will also present a special screening of director Robert De Niro’s 1993 “A Bronx Tale,” with producer Jon Kilik and star and screenwriter Chazz Palminteri attending. In his four-star review, Ebert wrote, “’A Bronx Tale’ is a very funny movie sometimes, and very touching at other times. It is filled with life and colorful characters and great lines of dialogue, and De Niro, in his debut as a director, finds the right notes as he moves from laughter to anger to tears. What’s important about the film is that it’s about values.”
A few of the 1,000 Festival Passes for sale at www.ebertfest.com remain, while individual tickets will go on sale beginning April 1. Ebertfest runs April 15-19, 2015 in Champaign, Illinois.