Watch Tilda Swinton enchantingly lead a 1500 person conga line in honor of the late Roger Ebert

Watch Tilda Swinton enchantingly lead a 1500 person conga line in honor of the late Roger Ebert

When Roger Ebert died earlier this month, the world mourned, remembering a great critic and a great person. Judging by the revelry at this past weekend’s EbertFest in Champaign, Illinois, the mourning period is over, and it’s time to celebrate life. Egged on by Ebert’s widow, Chaz, festival guest and Ebert pal Tilda Swinton led the crowd at the Virginia Theater in a rousing group dance-off set to Barry White’s “You’re The First, The Last, My Everything.” With enthusiastic crowds, a tear-inducing boogie by Chaz, and an effusive Swinton, it’s everything you could ask for in a memorial. Watch and cry.

Ebertfest 2013 Dance Along from Ebertfest on Vimeo.