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Popcorn & Prejudice: A Movie Blog

Seattle Times writer Moira Macdonald muses on moviegoing. Email Moira: mmacdonald@seattletimes.com.

April 24, 2013 at 10:08 AM

At Ebertfest, a moment to dance

This made me cry a little bit this morning, which is really not a terrible way to start the day. The 15th annual Ebertfest, Roger Ebert’s homemade festival of favorite films (submissions aren’t accepted; all films are chosen by Ebert from those he saw in his day-to-day work), took place as scheduled April 17-21, just two weeks after Ebert’s death from cancer. Dana Stevens, who reviews movies for Slate, attended, and wrote the other day how moved she was by an impromptu dance-along at the Virginia Theatre to a Barry White tune, led by Tilda Swinton and Ebert’s widow Chaz. Somebody filmed the moment, and while I can’t seem to embed it, you can look at it here. Just beautiful. Somewhere Roger’s smiling.

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