A Few More Moments from Ebertfest
I’ve been sick all week, so I’ve been remiss in my blogging duties. However, I solemnly swear to deliver full reports about the films at Ebertfest in the upcoming days.
For now, here are some images from the non-movie-watching moments of this year’s Ebertfest adventure.
Ebert cake! Found at Pekara, a delicious coffeehouse near the Virginia Theater.
Mirko and me hitting the local dive bar, as per tradition.
GOJIRA! The Art Theater, just a few blocks from Ebertfest’s Virginia Theater, is a co-op arthouse theater, and they were playing the original Gojira at midnights during Ebertfest. Yes, Mirko and I attended a screening. Yes, we saw two people dressed as Gojira and the Sta-Puft Marshmallow Man crushing boxes before the screening. Yes, there was rum involved. Yes, the original Gojira is a very slow film that shouldn’t be watched at midnight while boozy on rum.
I had another failed car-based time-lapse attempt on the way home. Here’s a trailer labeled SISTERS ON THE FLY. I have a dream that this somehow involved a clan of flying nuns.
I could not find a gas station in Tonica, IL, but I did find this lumberyard.
A green bridge somewhere in Illinois.