A few minutes later, says our source, "[Lumenick] stands up in the darkness and thwacks [Ebert] behind him with a big festival binder. He hit him so hard everybody could hear it. Everyone freaked out and turned around." ..."Apparently, Roger was just trying to tap Lumenick on the shoulder to signal him that he couldn't see the movie," surmises our source. "He was trying to ask him to move over a bit." Though Lumenick seemed surprised to see whom he had struck, he offered no apology, according to another source.
- Critic goes Post-al on ill Roger Ebert [NY Daily News]