Ebertfest: Interview with Nate Kohn (Festival Director), Bayou Maharajah, Kwik Stop
This week should have been the 22nd Annual Roger Ebert Film Festival, but it has been canceled due to the global pandemic. Ashley & Matt have been regular attendees of Ebertfest since 2001, enjoying our time in the darkened walls of the Virginia Theatre as we are introduced to glorious new worlds in the realm of cinema each April, with screening schedule curated by Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, and festival director Nate Kohn.
Since there isn't a festival to attend this year, we thought we'd bring a little bit of Ebertfest to you. To that end, Matt & Ashley have conducted an interview with festival director Nate Kohn, and in our other new podcasts we discuss some Ebertfest-related offerings. There's the 2013 documentary Bayou Maharajah, about the talented and troubled New Orleans musician James Booker, and the 2001 indie film Kwik Stop, written & directed by, and co-starring, Michael Gilio. Both of these subjects played at Roger Ebert Film Festivals of the past.
Ebertfest is a lovely, challenging, cozy, wonderful film festival that we're fortunate to have right here in our hometown. We miss it this year, but look forward to its return once the world is back on its feet.