Cinefamily and Cinespia to pay tribute to the late Roger Ebert


Cinefamily and Cinespia have teamed to pay tribute to the late Pulitizer Prize-winning Chicago Sun-Times film critic Roger Ebert with a night of film, music and memories June 27 at the Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills.

Ebert died in April at age 69 after a long, valiant struggle with cancer.

The critic’s widow, Chaz Ebert, will host the evening, which features an archival 35mm print of Russ Meyer’s 1970 X-rated melodrama “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,” which Ebert co-wrote with the filmmaker.


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Ebert called the film “a movie that got made by accident when the lunatics took over the asylum.”

Other highlights include outtakes from “Siskel & Ebert,” the television series featuring reviews by Ebert and his Chicago Tribune counterpart, Gene Siskel, archival footage and a rare 1978 interview between Ebert and Meyer.

The Strawberry Alarm Clock, the psychedelic band that scored a big hit in 1967 with “Incense and Peppermints” and is featured in “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls,” is reuniting for a live performance.


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