University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The items in the Digital Collections of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Library contain materials which represent or depict sensitive topics or were written from perspectives using outdated or biased language. The Library condemns discrimination and hatred on any grounds. As a research library that supports the mission and values of this land grant institution, it is incumbent upon the University Library to preserve, describe, and provide access to materials to accurately document our past, support learning about it, and effect change in the present. In accordance with the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read statement, we do not censor our materials or prevent patrons from accessing them.

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Roger Ebert's Film Festival Audiovisual Materials (Digital Surrogates)

Digital Surrogates of the Roger Ebert's Film Festival Audiovisual Materials includes video recordings made during the annual Ebertfest held in Champaign Illinois. Recordings include introductions to films, Q&A sessions, and panel discussions concerning independent films, film criticism, film production, directing, acting, and film awards.

Significant appearances include Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Brie Larson, Shailene Woodley, Patton Oswald, Tilda Swinton, and Tim Blake Nelson.

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