Acclaimed film critic Richard Roeper will speak about movies and pop culture during a presentation at the University of Central Florida.

“An Evening with Richard Roeper” will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 16, in the Pegasus Ballroom of the Student Union. The event is free and open to the public.

Roeper is a columnist and film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. An Emmy award winner for his documentaries, Roeper has also been honored for his work as a columnist by the Associated Press.

From 2000 to 2006, he co-hosted the popular film review television show “Ebert & Roeper,” replacing the late Gene Siskel as critic Robert Ebert’s sidekick. He left the show in 2008, and he currently co-hosts “The Roe Conn Show” on Chicago’s WLS-AM 890 radio station.

Roeper’s presentation is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, which also hosts many other events for students interested in film. Most recently, the organization brought the student film festival Campus Movie Fest to UCF. Every Saturday, CAB holds “Movies on the Plaza,” where the latest releases are played on a large projector outside the UCF Arena.

To learn more about Roeper’s talk and other CAB events, visit