Ebertfest 2024 Announces Full Lineup, With Guests Including Eric Roberts, Mariel Hemingway, Larry Karaszewski, and More | Festivals & Awards

1:30PM – ETERNAL SUNSHINE OF THE SPOTLESS MIND (2004): For its twentieth anniversary, Ebertfest screens Michel Gondry’s sci-fi romantic fantasia, about a separating couple (Jim Carrey and Kate Winslet) who choose to erase their memories of each other through experimental technology.

4:30PM – LITTLE RICHARD: I AM EVERYTHING (2023): The soul sensation gets a suitably kaleidoscopic look at his life and hits, with an emphasis on Little Richard’s queerness and how it informed his flamboyant look and life.

Special Guest: Producer-Director Lisa Cortes

9:30PM – THE BEST MAN (1999): Malcolm D. Lee’s charming Black ensemble dramedy sees a group of longtime friends navigating adulthood, relationships, and responsibilities at a friend’s wedding.

Special Guest: Writer-Director Malcolm D. Lee


9:30AM – BLACKMAIL (1929): A seminal transition between the silent and sound eras, Alfred Hitchcock’s British thriller follows a Scotland Yard detective (John Longden) protecting his girlfriend (Anny Ondra) after a crime of passion.

Special Guest: Musicians The Anvil Orchestra

1:00PM – OMOIYARI: A SONG FILM BY KISHI BASHI (2024): Violinist and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi travels on a musical journey to understand WWII-era Japanese Incarceration, assimilation, and what it means to be a minority in America today.

Special Guest: Singer, Multi-Instrumentalist, and Songwriter Kishi Bashi

4:00PM – ALBANY ROAD (2024): Christine Swanson’s latest is a touching, romantic road movie about a New York ad exec (Renee Elise Goldsberry) and her ex’s mother (Lynn Whitfield) forced to reconcile their chilly relationship on a long drive to DC.

Special Guests: Director Christine Swanson, Producer Michael Swanson, Actors Lynn Whitfield and Renée Elise Goldsberry

9:00PM – MAN ON THE MOON (1999): Milos Forman’s probing look at the life and laughs of Andy Kaufman, with an Oscar-nominated turn by Jim Carrey as the infamous comedian.

Special Guests: Screenwriters and Producers Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander