R | 120 min | English
"Life Itself, the only thing Roger loved more than movies"
* 2014 Official Cannes Classic Selection *
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.
"Not even The Diving Bell and the Butterfly drives home the mind-body schism as movingly." - New York Magazine
"Though Life Itself is a warts-and-all portrait Ebert didn't live to review, my guess is his thumbs would be shooting upward. Mine sure are." - Rolling Stone
"Deep currents of love and sorrow flow under the succession of often funny recollections of a busy life. But it is a wake where the departed is still present." - New York Times