Ebertfest 2012 – Patang (The Kite)

It took roughly seven years for Prashant Bhargava, a Chicago-born writer and director with Indian ancestry, to research, write, and film Patang (The Kite), a story that centers around an annual kite festival in the Indian city of Ahmedabad.  And after all those years and all that work, he produced what amounts to the film…

Ebertfest 2012 – Higher Ground

“Faith must be the hardest thing to have faith in” – a brilliant statement for which I don’t wish to reveal who is responsible. According to a survey of three, equal to about 0.1875% of the audience, the most well-received film of this year’s Ebertfest was Higher Ground, an introspective part-time comedy about one woman’s…

Ebertfest 2012 – Terri

Terri It takes courage to be yourself when others want you to change, and it take courage to change when you realize that you’re no longer the same person you used to be.  Terri is a story about an obese teen who also isn’t easily accepted.  However, since Terri (Jacob Wysocki) wears nothing but pajamas…