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Speaker Filmmaker Mark Borchardt and Dr. Eric Pierson, associate professor at the University of San Diego and an Illinois alum
Date Apr 26, 2011
Time 7:30 pm  
Location Foellinger Auditorium
Cost FREE
Sponsor Ebertfest and the College of Media
Contact Mary Susan Britt
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A new pre-festival screening: The student coordinators for Ebertfest and the College of Media announce a FREE MOVIE SCREENING for U of I students! We will be showing "American Movie" (Chris Smith, 1999), and the subject of the documentary, filmmaker Mark Borchardt, will be attending! This film is an entertaining look into the life of an aspiring Milwaukee horror film director. Roger Ebert gave it FOUR STARS and screened the film at Ebertfest 2000. Hosting the screening will be Dr. Eric Pierson, associate professor at the University of San Diego and an Illinois alum. After the screening there will be a panel discussion about the film and audience will be welcome to ask questions. The panel, moderated by Dr. Pierson, will include Mark Borchardt and several of Ebert's Far Flung Correspondents who come to Champaign from all over the world for the festival. To learn more about the far flung correspondents and special guests attending Ebertfest go to www.ebertfest.com. Please invite your friends! Dont miss this FREE pre-Ebertfest event!
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