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    How They Funded It: 'Life Itself' Director Steve James Shares the Secrets to Crowdfunding Success

    "Life Itself" managed to raise over $150,000 on Indiegogo before going on to premiere at Sundance. Indiewire recently talked to the film's award-winning director Steve James about how he and his team successfully crowdfunded the documentary about the life and work of Roger Ebert.

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    Steve James and Chaz Ebert Tackled 'Life Itself'

    The widow of Roger Ebert and "Life Itself" star explains how the appreciation for her husband's storied career was even larger than she imagined.

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    Watch: Ava DuVernay Remembers Roger Ebert in 'Life Itself' (Exclusive Clip)

    Watch this TOH! exclusive clip from director Steve James' Oscar-shortlisted documentary ode to Roger Ebert, 'Life Itself.'

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    8 Top Documentary Directors on How They Got Their Start, Finance Their Films and More

    Earlier this month at the Savannah Film Festival, eight top documentary filmmakers gathered for a roundtable discussion about how and why they came to make eight of the most celebrated films of the year.

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    Watch: 4 Things We Learned About Roger Ebert from 'Life Itself' Director & Chaz Ebert

    Last Monday "Life Itself" director Steve James and Roger Ebert's wife Chaz sat down with Indiewire to discuss the journey of documenting all "seven-acts" of Ebert's extraordinary life.

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    9 Documentary Directors Who've Made the Leap to Narrative (or Vice Versa)

    Documentary filmmakers are a special breed - and yet, despite (or maybe because of) their unique skill set, a select group has made the leap to narrative features-- including, most recently, R.J. Cutler, whose narrative feature film debut, "If I Stay," hits theaters tomorrow. In some cases, the tran...

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    Review: 'Life Itself' - Based on Roger Ebert’s Memoirs - Feels Like 3 Films Rolled Into 1

    But it should go without saying that I walked out of the theater knowing more about him than when I walked in.

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