CU's Conference on World Affairs to honor Ebert

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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 13: Film critic Roger Ebert arrives at 'Damsels In Distress' Premiere at The Elgin during the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival on September 13, 2011 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - Organizers of University of Colorado's Conference on World Affairs say they are planning a full slate of tributes throughout next week to honor 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.

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