Slideshow: Ebert Foundation Announces Grant Recipients

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‘Thumbs Up’ trophy in honor of Roger Ebert.

CHICAGO – April 4th will always be a bittersweet day for the film world, as it is the day in 2013 when film critic and Chicago icon Roger Ebert passed away. But his legacy lives on through his wife Chaz Ebert and their Ebert Foundation. To uplift the anniversary, the Foundation announced 21 new recipients of $1000 grants, for their organizational contributions to arts and improving the lives of Chicagoans. Included in that recipient group was the Chicago Film Critics Association, in which Roger Ebert was a member.

HollywoodChicago.com was there, and took Exclusive Portraits at the event, which included many prominent Ebert colleagues from the area and the grant recipients. Click “Next” and “Previous” to scan through the slideshow or jump directly to individual photos with the captioned links below. All photos © Patrick McDonald for HollywoodChicago.com.

  1. EBERT1: Chicago Theatre marquee announces the Roger Ebert event.
  2. EBERT2: Another view of the legendary Chicago Theatre.
  3. EBERT3: Members of the Chicago Film Critics Association pose before the event.
  4. EBERT4: The broadcast press gathers at the Roger Ebert star in front of the Chicago Theatre.
  5. EBERT5: Chaz Ebert, wife of Roger Ebert, representing the Ebert Foundation.
  6. EBERT6: Filmmaker Gordon Quinn of Kartemquin Films.
  7. EBERT7: Director Christine Dudley of the Illinois Film Office and Chaz Ebert.
  8. EBERT8: Priest and activist Rev. Michael Pfleger.
  9. EBERT9: Siskel and Ebert Reunion: Marlene Siskel (right) and Chaz Ebert.
  10. EBERT10: Dann Gire, film critic of the Daily Herald, speaks at the event.
  11. EBERT11: ‘Thumbs Up’ trophy in honor of Roger Ebert.

For more on the Ebert Foundation event, including recipient information, click here. Roger Ebert, 1942-2013

HollywoodChicago.com senior staff writer Patrick McDonald

By PATRICK McDONALD
Writer, Editorial Coordinator
HollywoodChicago.com
pat@hollywoodchicago.com

© 2017 Patrick McDonald, HollywoodChicago.com

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