Viewing: December 07,2019
Director: Steve James
Cast: Roger Ebert, Martin Scorsese, Chaz Ebert, Errol Morris, Werner Herzog, Gene Siskel
Based on his memoir of the same name, Life Itself recounts the surprising and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that’s by turns personal, wistful, funny, painful, and transcendent.
“How fitting that America’s most important movie critic has become the subject of a fine movie himself.” – Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune
“A captivating portrait of a man who embraced life and art, whose spirit never flagged even when his body did.” – Alonso Duralde, TheWrap
“James cuts – as in all of his best work – straight to the human heart of the matter, celebrating both the writer and the man, the one inseparable from the other, largely in Ebert’s own words.” – Scott Foundas, Variety