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Just weeks after Roger Ebert’s death, film fans converged in Champaign, Illinois for the late movie critic’s annual Ebertfest, where his life and career are being celebrated. Actress Tilda Swinton was previously scheduled to attend and to lighten the mood, she lead a dance party in the theater with Barry White’s “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything.”
Ebert’s widow, Chaz Ebert, brought the Oscar-winner on stage and promised that they would do something that Swinton has done at her events in Scotland. She told the crowd that, “We're not dancing up here. We're coming down to dance with you because if we dance up here you're just going to sit and watch us and laugh,” reports Entertainment Tonight.
The actress then jumped from the stage and joined the crowd, which was just as excited to join the energetic Swinton in the dance.
The Ebertfest ran from April 17-21. Swinton attended for a screening of her 2009 film Julia.