LIFE ITSELF

The only thing Roger loved more than movies

Acclaimed director Steve James (HOOP DREAMS) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (THE DEPARTED) and Steven Zaillian (MONEYBALL) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF explores the legacy of Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

Directed by Steve James

Starring Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel

US | 2014 | R | 120 min

Official Selection: 2014 Sundance Film Festival, 2014 Cannes Film Festival, 2014 Sheffield Doc/Fest

Deeply enthralling. Documentary master Steve James has put together the pieces of Ebert's life together with extaordinary fascination and vision. - Entertainment Weekly

Life Itself is a film about living and dying well. It measures up to Ebert's definition of cinema's best possibility -- "a machine that generates empathy" -- and reveals, by the end, a man who became fully worthy of that ideal. - The Nation

Watch the trailer

Show Dates & Times:

11/7/14 - Friday

8:00 pm,
Admission: 

$8.50, $7.50/Farnsworth Members

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