Roger Ebert Returns to the Movies in 'Life Itself' Documentary Trailer

May 21, 2014
Source: Apple

Life Itself

"He's been writing for half of the history of feature films." Following the debut of the first official poster for the touching documentary Life Itself, the first trailer for the film chronicling the life of late film critic Roger Ebert has arrived. There are some great talking heads in this film ranging from fellow critics like A.O. Scott to directors like Martin Scorsese (who has a few signature moments in the film). But the real star is the story of Ebert, from his younger days when he was just blossoming as a writer to his final days as he struggled with hospital visits, but never truly lost his voice and passion for cinema. Watch the trailer!

Here's the first official trailer for Steve James' documentary Life Itself, originally from Apple:

Life Itself is directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams). In 2013, we lost Roger Ebert—arguably the nation's best-known and most influential movie critic. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself recounts Ebert’s fascinating and flawed journey—from politicized school newspaperman, to Chicago Sun-Times movie critic, to Pulitzer Prize winner, to television household name, to the miracle of finding love at 50, and finally his 'third act' as a major voice on the Internet when he could no longer physically speak. The documentary premiered at Sundance 2014 and online to Indiegogo supporters. Read Ethan's glowing review of the film here. Life Itself will arrive on VOD/iTunes and in limited theaters on July 4th.

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I bet Roger Ebert would have given this film two thumbs up.

TheOct8pus on May 21, 2014


two big thumbs up

Tester on May 21, 2014


Damn, I miss Roger Ebert. It is safe to say, and I know I am not alone, that I would not love films nearly as much as I do if it was not for him. The current website only proves that he was the most accessible film critic ever. He makes all the current critics pale in comparison. A wonderful, humanistic, empathetic writer.

kitano0 on May 21, 2014


Actually hurts. I miss reading his reviews, and certainly miss the old days of Siskel and Ebert. Maybe they're both up there somewhere still reviewing films...

Quanah on May 21, 2014

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