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Life Itself

Life Itself
  • 2014
  • US
  • 120 min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Steve James
  • Cast: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert
  • UK release: 14 November 2014

Warm-hearted and artful documentary about the late Roger Ebert, perhaps the most famous cinema critic of his age. Despite meeting Ebert only five months before the latter's death, James captures his subject's good humour, acumen and verve, and the scenes showing his worsening condition are intimate without being intrusive.

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Life Itself

10 Nov 20144 stars

Steve James takes a loving look at the life and legacy of Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert did a lot for film criticism: he promoted small films and reviewed with Midwestern honesty. Life Itself, a warm-hearted and artful documentary by filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams), is a loving look at Ebert’s life as perhaps the most…

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