The countdown to Roger Ebert’s Film Festival beginsTuesday as passes go on sale for the 19th annual event next spring.
A pass allows access to every screening at Ebertfest, scheduled for April 19-23 at the Virginia Theatre in Champaign, with related events at other nearby locations.
A totalof 1,000 passes will be made available for $150 each, plus processing fees. A four-pack goes for $510, a 15 percent discount.
Tickets for individual movies will be available April 1.
Founded by Ebert, the Sun-Times’ late film critic, and his wife Chaz Ebert, the festival presents cinematic works overlooked by audiences, critics or distributors.