Ebert selects ‘Chop Shop’ for CWA film
Ebert selects ‘Chop Shop’ for CWA film

BOULDER, Colo. –

Roger Ebert has selected the independent film “Chop Shop” â about a Latino orphan living in a junkyard near Queens, N.Y. â for this year’s Cinema Interruptus, Conference on World Affairs organizers announced Wednesday.

The film critic, who missed the last two conferences at the University of Colorado because of illness, said “Chop Shop” was one of his favorite movies of 2007. Its writer and director, Ramin Bahrani, also plans to attend the conference, which runs April 6-10.

Former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel, R-Neb., will open the 61st annual CWA with a keynote address titled “Twenty-First Century International Relations” at 11:30 a.m. Monday.

For a full schedule of events, visit www.colorado.edu/cwa. The schedule will also be printed in the Camera on March 29.

Conference on World Affairs (CWA)

Conference on World Affairs

The 61st annual Conference on World Affairs runs Monday through Friday on the University of Colorado campus.

For more news on the CWA, see DailyCamera.com’s Special Section and Archive.

For a full schedule of events and participant bios, visit colorado.edu/cwa.

I have been wanted to see this.Good to hear Ebert give it “thumbs up.”

And yay, it’s on watch instantly on Netflix…whooo hoo!


3/18/2009 8:13:52 PM