97% Rotten Tomatoes
This is a film about my all time favorite movie critic- Roger Ebert.
He wrote straight from the heart--simply and elegantly, and at his best, captured the very essence of the film.
Ebert was a tireless proponent of independent/foreign films and built a huge following in the film community. However, when tragedy struck in the form of cancer, his writing expanded to include his thoughts on "life itself" and his stature rose and grew far beyond the film community.
"Life Itself" is produced by Martin Scorsese and directed by Steve James, who also directed the highly acclaimed doc, Hoop Dreams.
"Life Itself" is a joy. It celebrates colorful characters, an indomitable spirit and a generous mind.--NY Daily News
"A perfect biographical documentary, possibly one of the classics, this is a lovingly and brutally honest portrait of a famous film critic in the final days of his life. I sincerely can't think of any way that it could have been better." (Sundance 2014)
7:10PM MOVIE at Cedar Lee
Meet us in the lobby ahead of time, look for us in the theater, or catch up with us near the outer doors after the film.
9:15PM DINNER/DISCUSSION at Joey's Italian Bistro on Lee Road (approximate time)
Just in case you don't connect with the group after the film, proceed over to the restaurant and ask to sit at the "Movie Group" table.
We will just walk there.
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. (C) Magnolia...
R, 1 hr. 52 min.
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