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Ebertfest 2012 Schedule Announced

By Amy Cavanaugh in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 24, 2012 6:00PM

Still from "A Separation."
Roger Ebert announced the schedule this week for the 14th annual Ebertfest, which is held each April at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign. It's an excellent line-up for the festival, which will be screening 13 films over April 24-29. Here are some of the notable events.

The festival kicks off with Kinds Hearts and Coronets, a 1945 film in which Alec Guinness plays eight different roles. The film was selected by Patton Oswalt, who will be on hand to discuss it after the April 24 showing, and whose 2009 film Big Fan, will be shown during the festival.

A Separation, which nabbed the Oscar for best foreign language film at this year's Academy Awards (and which we love), screens on Friday night. Saturday starts with Vera Farmiga's Higher Ground, about a woman's relationship with Christianity, and ends with 2011's Take Shelter, which stars Michael Shannon and Jessica Chastain.

The festival closes with a screening of Citizen Kane, which will include Ebert's video commentary track for the 70th anniversary DVD. Ebert hasn't been able to speak in six years, so the screening should have a nostalgic touch.

A full schedule and more info about the festival can be found here.