Ebertfest 2014 underway in Champaign

Film critic Roger Ebert is seen in this AP file photo. (AP Photo/Fred Jewell)

April 23, 2014 8:29:51 PM PDT
The late Roger Ebert took center stage at the movie festival he founded.

The 16th annual Ebertfest got underway Wednesday night in Champaign.

People lined up to see a screening of the new documentary about Ebert called "Life Itself".

His widow Chaz is hosting the festival.

Champaign was the Pulitizer Prize-winning critic's hometown.

Roger died last April.