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20th Annual Ebertfest: SELENA

April 19, 2018

Date/Time(s): Thursday, April 19, 2018, 4:00pm
Seating: General Admission
Tickets: $15 Standard /$13 Seniors (55 and up)
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)

 

 

SELENA
1997
128 min
Rated PG

Special guest: Gregory Nava, director

Selena tells the true story of Selena Quintanilla-Perez, a Texas-born Tejano singer who rose from cult status to superstar performing at the Astrodome. Her popularity rose astronomically, having chart-topping albums on the Latin music charts, before her murder at the age of 23.

Roger Ebert wrote, ‘Selena brings freshness and heart to the life story of a little girl from Corpus Christi, Texas, who had big dreams and was lucky enough to realize almost all of them before her life was cut short. Selena Quintanilla was poised to become the first female singer to cross over from Spanish to English markets when she was shot dead on March 31, 1995. Selena succeeds, through Lopez’s performance, in evoking the magic of a sweet and talented young woman. And, like Nava’s ‘My Family,’ it’s insightful in portraying Mexican-American culture as a rich resource with its own flavor and character. It’s ironic that the most successful modern Latina singer could once have had a talk with her dad where he sighed, ‘You like Donna Summer, I like doo-wop.’ But he also said, ‘You gotta be who you are.’ She was.’

 


 

EBERTFEST 2018 FILM SCHEDULE

 

THE FUGITIVE
Wednesday, April 18 // 7pm
130 mins
Rated PG-13
Special guest: Andrew Davis, director

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INTERSTELLAR
Thursday, April 19 // 12pm
169 mins
70mm
Rated PG-13

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SELENA
Thursday, April 19 // 4pm
128 min
Rated PG
Special guest: Gregory Nava, director

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 BELLE
Thursday, April 19 // 8:30pm
105 min
Rated PG
Special guest: Amma Asante, director

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COLUMBUS
Friday, April 20 // 12:00pm
104 min
Not rated
Special guests: Kogonada, director; Andrew Miano, producer; and Ruth Ann Harnisch, EP

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 A PAGE OF MADNESS, with Alloy Orchestra
Friday, April 20 // 3:30pm
78 min
Not rated
Special guest: Alloy Orchestra, live accompaniment

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 AMERICAN SPLENDOR

Friday, April 20 // 8:30pm
101 mins
Rated R

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13TH
Saturday, April 21 // 10:30am
100 mins
Rated (TV) MA
Special guest: Ava DuVernay, director

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DAUGHTERS OF THE DUST
Saturday, April 21 // 2:30pm
113 min
Rated PG
Special guest: Julie Dash, director

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RAMBLING ROSE
Saturday, April 21 // 5:30pm
115 min
Rated R
Special guest: Martha Coolidge, director

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THE BIG LEBOWSKI
Saturday, April 21 // 9:30pm
119 mins
Rated R
Special guest: Jeff Dowd, ‘The Dude’

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 RUMBLE: THE INDIANS WHO ROCKED THE WORLD
Sunday, April 22 // 12:00pm
103mins
Not rated

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Details

Date:
April 19, 2018
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Venue

Virginia Theatre
203 W. Park Ave.
Champaign, IL 61820 United States
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Phone:
217.356.9063
Website:
https://thevirginia.org/