CU Conference on World Affairs to pay tribute to film critic Roger Ebert

BOULDER, Colo. - The University of Colorado's Conference on World Affairs next week will include several tributes to renowned  film critic Roger Ebert, who died Thursday.

Ebert participated in the annual conference for more than 40 years and once called Boulder his "hometown in an alternative universe."

He helped create Cinema Interruptus in 1975. For four days during the conference's run, any member of the audience could freeze the featured film in progress, yelling "Stop," to make a point or ask questions about the movie.

The Daily Camera reports Ebert, who died at age 70 after a long battle with cancer, will be honored in several speeches. A brief visual tribute also will be played before Cinema Interruptus.