Mamo #252: On Ebertfest, Part Three

We wrap up our Ebertfest 2012 coverage from the Valois Cafeteria in Chicago IL, with an in-depth chat about A Separation, Take Shelter, Higher Ground, and the meaning of faith in the universe. Special bonus: surreptitious Q&A audio clips!

Deep beneath the streets of Chicago, the submarine waits… and hopes. (Taken with instagram)

Deep beneath the streets of Chicago, the submarine waits… and hopes. (Taken with instagram)

Mamo #251: On Ebertfest, Part Two

Live from the Aroma Cafe in Champaign, IL, we continue to recap Ebertfest as it happens. Today we discuss the beautiful film Terri, a terrific program of shorts accompanied by the Alloy orchestra, and our thoughts on a panel about VOD vs. the future of theatrical moviegoing.

Ceiling of the second floor lobby. Virginia Theatre. (Taken with instagram)

Ceiling of the second floor lobby. Virginia Theatre. (Taken with instagram)

A study in popcorn. Virginia Theatre, Champaign IL. (Taken with instagram)

A study in popcorn. Virginia Theatre, Champaign IL. (Taken with instagram)

The Grand Poobah’s chair. (Taken with instagram)

The Grand Poobah’s chair. (Taken with instagram)

Mamo #250: On Ebertfest

Mamo comes to you from Champaign, Illinois, the home of Roger Ebert’s Film Festival – Ebertfest! We sit down on a park bench to discuss the festival and three of its films: Joe vs. the Volcano, Big Fan, and Kinyarwanda. Plus a big shout-out to the Jane Addams Book Shop.

Price among the stacks. Jane Addams Book Store. (Taken with instagram)

Price among the stacks. Jane Addams Book Store. (Taken with instagram)

Heaven? Virginia Theatre, opening night.

Heaven? Virginia Theatre, opening night.

Take shelter. Battle Creek, MI. (Taken with instagram)

Take shelter. Battle Creek, MI. (Taken with instagram)