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.
3 day rental • R • 120 min.
"Up to the end, Roger was passionate about everything in his life - his wife, his family, his friends, and the movies. And LIFE ITSELF captures that passion. It's not just a eulogy but a celebration."
"As this riveting documentary proves, two thumbs up made up only a small part of the total man."
— Us Weekly
"Movies help us think about who we are and how we live together. And as a movie, LIFE ITSELF is a heartfelt, clear-eyed tribute to a master."
— Christianity Today