- 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.
Reviews & features
Life Itself10 Nov 2014
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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