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Missing Out on Ebertfest 2014? Stream Panels and Q&As Now

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 25, 2014 at 11:37AM

For those of you missing out on late film critic Roger Ebert's namesake Illinois film festival this year, worry not, because Ebertfest is streaming panels and Q&As on YouTube.
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Roger Ebert, Esquire
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For those of you missing out on late film critic Roger Ebert's namesake Illinois film festival this year, worry not, because Ebertfest is streaming panels and Q&As on YouTube.

Videos include a conversation with Brie Larson and Keith Stanfield on "Short Term 12," writer/director Jem Cohen's introduction and post-screening Q&A for his brilliant film "Museum Hours" and an interview with Patton Oswalt on "Young Adult." Ebert's wife Chaz also offers a few impassioned words about the passing of her husband. Meanwhile, director Steve James talks about his own Ebert doc, "Life Itself."

Ebertfest continues near Chicago through April 27. Select videos below. Watch the rest via the fest's YouTube channel here.

This article is related to: Roger Ebert (1942-2013), Ebertfest, Festivals, Steve James, Brie Larson


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