Oscar-winning actress Tilda Swinton, actor-musician Jack Black and director Richard Linklater will be among the featured guests at the 15th annual Ebertfest running April 17-21 at the Virginia Theatre in downstate Urbana.
Roger Ebert, Sun-Times film critic and the festival's founder/programmer, has announced the full lineup, which kicks off with Terrence Malick's "Days of Heaven" (1978), with the film's uncredited cinematographer (and two-time Oscar winner) Haskell Wexler in attendance. Swinton will appear with the thriller "Julia" (2008) and Black will be there for the comedy "Bernie" (2011), along with Linklater, the film's director. For the full lineup, http://blogs.suntimes.com/ebert/2013/03/days_of_ebertfest_the_2013_sch.html or ebertfest.com
Most passes have sold out but single tickets are available for select screenings. These tickets will go on sale beginning April 1 through the theater box office (217-356-9063; open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday-Friday) and online through the theater website, thevirginia.org
ABOVE: Richard Gere and Brooke Adams in "Days of Heaven" (1978).