Hollywood, Indie Worlds Come Together For Ebert Tribute
Huffington Post - almost 5 years
A week after the death of legendary film critic Roger Ebert, the worlds of independent film and Tinseltown will come together for a special memorial tribute at the iconic Chicago Theatre.
The "Celebration of Life" program spotlighting the Chicago Sun-Times critic's prolific life as a writer, TV host, author and other ventures is drawing a mix of "industry" players and long-time Ebert friends.
(Read Ebert's final film review.)
Among the attendees announced are "The Fugitive" director Andy Davis, fellow Sun-Times critic and former co-host Richard Roeper, former Playboy CEO Christie Hefner and disabilities rights pioneer Marca Bristo.
ABC Chicago has a picture of the marquee outside the theatre, which reads "Roger Ebert: A Celebration Of Life With Love From Chaz 1942 — 2013." Ebert's widow Chaz and their granddaughter, Raven, are also slated to offer personal tributes along with music from gospel choirs, and specially-edited footage from the old “Siskel and Ebert” ...
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