Roger Ebert's 5th Overlooked film Festival--slate announced

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  1. Mark Pfeiffer

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    Roger Ebert's 5th Overlooked Film Festival will be held April 23-27 in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. I've gone the last two years, and it's been great fun. I already have my pass for this year's. More info can be found at the official festival website, but the film schedule follows:

    Wednesday, April 23

    8:00 p.m. The Right Stuff

    Thursday, April 24

    12:00 p.m. The Stone Reader
    3:30 p.m. Shall We Dance
    7:00 p.m. Your Friends and Neighbors
    10:00 p.m. Blood and Wine

    Friday, April 25

    12:00 p.m. Medium Cool
    3:30 p.m. What's Cooking
    7:00 p.m. Black Pirate (with the Alloy Orchestra)
    9:30 p.m. L.627

    Saturday, April 26

    11:00 a.m. Golden age of silent comedy presented by the Silent Movie Theatre Co.
    2:00 p.m. I Was Born, But... (accompanied by Benshi performance)
    6:00 p.m. Charlotte Sometimes
    9:30 p.m. 13 Conversations About One Thing

    Sunday, April 27

    1:00 p.m. Singin' in the Rain

    There are fewer films than the last two years, although I recall some changes occurring to the schedule after it was announced last year. Ebert usually tries to bring in people involved with each film, so who knows who will appear.

    Some of these probably don't appear to be "overlooked", but he justifies some of the choices by saying they are in overlooked genres, formats, etc. Take it up with him if you have a problem. [​IMG]

    (Edited to update times and films)
     
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    I Was Born, But... (accompanied by Benshi performance)

    not fair, not fair at all, this is probably one of my most anticpated films to see out of the thirties challenge, and you'll get to see it on the big screen with orchestral accompaniment!

    Adam
     
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    I'd love to see Right Stuff in 35mm

    Unfortunately Shall We Dance is the butchered Miramax version, which is missing close to 20 minutes. As much as I'd love to see it in 35mm [​IMG]
     
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    Check The Black Pirate out, though - that Alloy Orchestra performance is a treat and a half.
     
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    What's funny is that I lived in Champaign back in the 1980s and saw "The Right Stuff" in a movie theater there in 1983. Champaign is a great college town to live in.




    Crawdaddy
     
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    I already knew about The Right Stuff and I'm still working to delay a previously scheduled commitment so I can get down there for it. [​IMG]
     
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    Looks like Ebert's yearly film festival at sea with Roeper just might rival this one.

    ~Edwin
     
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    I'm assuming the showing of The Right Stuff is going to be from a 70mm blowup print, since it is in the spot (Wed. night) that has been reserved for 70mm films the last two years. And if it isn't 70mm, then I don't have the foggiest idea how Ebert could justify calling this one an overlooked film.
     
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    Umm... I'd love to go and all that, but how exactly is Singin' In The Rain an "overlooked" film?

    Then again, this just might be a shady attempt to present the film on the big screen once again, to which I say "Well played!"
     
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    While I understand that using the 70mm films to kick off the Festival is important...I wish they could be held on a Friday or Saturday [​IMG] I can't attend Wenesday or Thursday..but a Fri-Sun is a possibility.

    Bruce
     
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    I saw "Shall we Dance" a few years ago...when you mention "butchered version" how do I know if I saw the full version? It's a Japanese film, right? I saw it at my former watering hole, the Angelika theater in NYC when it was released here in the US (probably first released in NYC)...was this an unaltered version?

    -Dennis
     
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    The Hong Kong print is uncut w/English subs. He could have imported that

    *hugs VCD, wishes for the LD*
     
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    An update... Two more films have been added to the schedule: Blood and Wine on Thursday, What's Cooking on Friday.
     
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