Live from Ebertfest!

A very special episode for you live from Ebertfest 2019 in Champaign, Illinois. Rita Coburn Whack talks of her film “Maya Angelou, Still I Rise” and lets us in on the words of wisdom she learned from Angelou herself. Then, Sam brings out two of the festival’s biggest stars. Lastly– Sam calls up the great writer and critic Richard Roeper to talk all things Ebert.


  • To learn more about Ebertfest, go here.
  • To watch Sam’s film, Sebastian, go here.

Illustrations by Krishna Shenoi. Music by Dylan Peck.

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