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20th Annual Ebertfest: THE FUGITIVE

April 18

Date/Time(s): Wednesday, April 18, 2018, 7:00pm
Seating: General Admission
Tickets: $15 Standard /$13 Seniors (55 and up)
Add’l per ticket processing fees apply: $1 (online only)

 

 

THE FUGITIVE
1993
130 min
Rated PG-13

Special guest: Andrew Davis, director

Dr. Richard Kimble, unjustly accused of murdering his wife, must find the real killer while being the target of a nationwide manhunt led by a seasoned US Marshall.

In his 4-star review, Roger Ebert called the film ‘one of the best entertainments of the year, a tense, taut and expert thriller that becomes something more than that, an allegory about an innocent man in a world prepared to crush him.’

He continued, ‘Strangely, although the film is relentlessly manipulative, it plays like real events. Nothing can really be believed in retrospect, but Davis and his actors ground all the action and dialogue in reality, so we don’t consider the artifice while it’s happening. Davis, the director, has come up through a series of superior action films. Here he transcends genre and shows an ability to marry action and artistry that deserves comparison with Hitchcock, yes, and also with David Lean and Carol Reed.’

‘Thrillers are a much-debased genre these days, depending on special effects and formula for much of their content. The Fugitive has the standards of an earlier, more classic time, when acting, character and dialogue were meant to stand on their own, and where characters continued to change and develop right up until the last frame. Here is one of the year’s best films.


 

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 18
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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/