One of the industry's most famed critics will return this month. According to Variety, Roger Ebert will resume his film critiquing duties for the Chicago Sun-Times later this April. The Pulitzer-Prize-winning critic had been sidelined after a January operation left him with complications that rendered him with the inability to speak. He will not rejoin his syndicated Ebert & Roeper television show, due to these complications.
Ebert stated, in a letter that was published by the Sun-Times yesterday, that he is looking forward to his Ebertfest Film Festival later this month and he added that, "I will resume writing movie reviews shortly thereafter." Ebert also said that while he is cancer-free, he has no plans for further surgery, which leaves his status on Ebert & Roeper in limbo.
The 10th annual Ebertfest will run from April 23-27 at the University of Illinois and will feature 13 films along with appearances from writer/director Paul Schrader, Tom DiCillo and U of I alumnus Ang Lee.