Life Itself

Release date:July 4, 2014

Studio:Magnolia Pictures

Director:Steve James

MPAA Rating:R (for brief sexual images/nudity and language)


Starring:Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert


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Plot Summary:

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 Roger 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.