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Cinefamily and Cinespia to pay tribute to the late Roger Ebert

June 20, 2013|By Susan King
  • Cinefamily and Cinespia will pay tribute to the late Roger Ebert on June 27 at the Saban Theatre.
Cinefamily and Cinespia will pay tribute to the late Roger Ebert on June… (Ethan Miller )

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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