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    LatinoBuzz: Interview with Laura Checkoway Dir. of "Lucky"

    Laura Checkoway had an idea for an article she wanted to write which took a new direction when she met Lucky Torres ( née Waleska Torres Ruiz) , a headstrong defiant girl from the Bronx who had a story to tell her. This article would set the documentary ‘Lucky’ into motion.

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    Ebertfest 2014 Lineup Honors the Late Legendary Film Critic, Will Open with 'Life Itself'

    Sadly, this is the first year the late Roger Ebert won't be attending his very own Ebertfest. And so the folks at his namesake Illinois festival have put together a great lineup for this year's 16th annual edition, which will go down in Champaign-Urbana April 23-27. Chaz Ebert will return as emcee.

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    Full Frame Announces Tribute & Thematic Program ('The Interrupters,' 'Hoop Dreams,' 'Portrait of Jason,' More)

    Full Frame Announces Tribute & Thematic Program ('The Interrupters,' 'Hoop Dreams,' Portrait of Jason)

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    Award Winning Directors Steve James and Lucy Walker to be Honored at 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival

    The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, which takes place every spring in Durham, North Carolina, will honor Emmy-winning director Steve James ("Hoop Dreams" and Sundance hit "Life Itself") and Lucy Walker ("Waste Land") at their 17th annual festival. James' work will be celebrated as part of the ...

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    Sundance Buy: Magnolia Grabs CNN Ebert Doc 'Life Itself'

    The Wagner/Cuban Company’s Magnolia Pictures has acquired US theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights to "Life Itself," Steve James' heart-tugging documentary about the life of Roger Ebert. The film brought audiences to tears at January's Sundance Film Festival as they grieved the loss last yea...

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    Magnolia Acquires Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself' for U.S. Theatrical Release

    Magnolia Pictures has acquired U.S. distribution rights, VOD and home entertainment rights to "Life Itself," the documentary based on Roger Ebert's autobiography which premiered recently at the Sundance Film Festival.

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    Roger Ebert's Widow Reveals That the Critic Wanted Philip Seymour Hoffman to Play Him in a Film

    Fresh off of world premiering to rave responses at the Sundance Film Festival, Steve James' moving Roger Ebert documentary "Life Itself" screened last night at New York City's Paley Center, at an event hosted by Rooftop Films and Champagne Piper-Heidsieck. Ebert's widow, Chaz Ebert, was on hand, alo...

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    Confessions Of A Sundance Juror

    I got to experience this year’s Sundance Film Festival in a way few others did: as a member of the U.S. Dramatic Competition jury. It was a great experience, challenging at times but definitely worthwhile.

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    'Life Itself' Director Steve James Gets Up Close with Roger Ebert at the End of His Life (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

    Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz enthusiastically embraced the idea of a documentary of his memoir "Life Itself," and wanted Chicago filmmaker Steve James, whose "Hoop Dreams" Ebert had discovered at Sundance some 20 years ago, to direct it. James found himself in an unusual situation as Ebert's heal...

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    Sundance Review: Roger Ebert Doc 'Life Itself' A Profoundly Moving Story About One Of Cinema’s Greatest Superheroes

    Without question, Roger Ebert is the most recognizable figure in American film criticism, possibly even international criticism, and deservingly so. Ebert helped curious minds alive today better understand movies and what they were trying to say, moving past the obvious and always finding something ...

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