I'll want to go back to Ebertfest every year from now until the end of time, but after the 2013 lineup was announced today on the festival's website, I'm particularly envious of this year's attendees. Opening night kicks things off with a rare screening of Terrence Malick's 1978 masterpiece "Days of Heaven" with the film's co-cinematographer Haskell Wexler in attendance. The weekend's screenings also include "Bernie" with special guests Richard Linklater and Jack Black, and "Julia" with star Tilda Swinton. Also notable: the first American screening of controversial Sundance film "Escape From Tomorrow" -- which was shot covertly on the grounds of Disney World without the Mouse House's knowledge or approval -- since its premiere in Park City.
The 15th Annual Roger Ebert Film Festival runs from April 17th through the 21st at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign. If you can go, you should go. It's a fantastic time.