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Magnolia Acquires Roger Ebert Documentary Life Itself

Posted February 4, 2014 06:43 PM by Webmaster

Magnolia Home EntertainmentMagnolia Pictures has acquired the U.S. distribution rights to director Steve James' Life Itself (2014), a documentary film about the acclaimed film critic Roger Ebert. The label plans a summer release as well as an exclusive broadcast on CNN later this year.

Official synopsis: Life Itself, the first ever feature-length documentary on the life of Roger Ebert, covers the prolific critic's life journey from his days at the University of Illinois, to his move to Chicago where he became the first film critic ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, then to television where he and Gene Siskel became iconic stars, and finally to what Roger referred to as "his third act"; how he overcame disabilities wrought by cancer to became a major voice on the internet and through social media.

Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) has conducted interviews with over two dozen people, including lifelong friends, professional colleagues, the first ever interview with Gene Siskel's wife, and filmmakers Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, Ramin Bahrani, Gregory Nava, Ava DuVernay, and Martin Scorsese, who is one of the executive producers along with Steven Zaillian.

"This movie is a love story really Roger's love for movies, for Chaz, and even in his own way, his love for Gene. Ultimately, though, it's a film about Roger's love for life itself." (Steve James).

Note: Included with this announcement is a short message from acclaimed director Martin Scorsese, who executive produced Life Itself together with Justine Nagan, Kat White, Gordon Quinn, Steven Zaillian, and Mark Mitten.





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News comments (9 comments)


Jowiko96
 - Feb 04, 2014

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One of my friends saw it and loved it dearly. I CANNOT wait to see this!

The Debts
 - Feb 04, 2014

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Yep, I'm going to watch this. Most important movie of the year right here.

Josh B
 - Feb 04, 2014

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Oh neat, I bet this will be interesting.

CandyStalker
 - Feb 04, 2014

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How's that Siskel movie coming along?

MattGuyOR
 - Feb 05, 2014

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OMG, can't wait! I'm gonna be a mess! Only celebrity passing that really made me cry. I'm so happy it was Steve James that made it, too! Roger always championed his films. So happy!

Atreyu
 - Feb 05, 2014

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Hope it comes to my neck of the woods.

AlpsStranger
 - Feb 05, 2014

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His memoir is wonderful. If you were ever a fan of his writings, I can't recommend it enough. I'm sure this is going to be a great, heart-breaking documentary. Really looking forward to it.

dougkuhn
 - Feb 05, 2014

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No one could praise a great movie like Roger, or rip apart a bad one with more devilish glee. He is sorely missed and I'm really looking forward to seeing this.

repete66211
 - Feb 06, 2014

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Ebert was more than just a movie critic, he was a scholar. The Rob Schneider and "Proud Braniac" essays rank up there with Mark Twain when it comes to great American writing.


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