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It’s April in Champaign, and that means that the late Roger Ebert‘s film festival is right around the corner. Movie fanatics and filmmakers from across the globe visit the Virginia Theater each spring for the legendary U of I alum’s annual festival. This year, Ebertfest is highlighted by one very special guest appearance. Spike Lee will be in attendance for the April 25th screening of his joint Do The Right Thing, a tale of racial tension that takes place on the hottest day of summer in late ’80s Brooklyn. Unfortunately, tickets are all sold out for Lee’s film.

Longtime movie critic and former Daily Illini editor-in-chief Ebert died last April at the age of 70. His festival is now in its 16th year and will run from April 23rd through the 27th. While Do The Right Thing is sold out, you can still purchase tickets to one of the other showings through the festival’s website.