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    25 Movies That Defined The Sundance Film Festival

    As you might have noticed from the wall-to-wall level of coverage over the last week or so, the Sundance Film Festival has grown considerably from its humble beginnings back in 1978, when it was inaugurated as the Utah/US Film Festival and had a remit to showcase exclusively American-made independen...

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    Sundance Review: Steve James' Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself'

    Thanks to the miracle of modern technology, I have just now been able to view a downstream of Life Itself – Steve James’ extraordinary documentary about the late, great Roger Ebert – at the same time the film had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival.

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    2014 Sundance Film Fest Announces 20th Anniversary of Newly-Restored 'Hoop Dreams' As 'From the Collection' Screening

    2014 Sundance Film Fest Announces 20th Anniversary of Newly-Restored 'Hoop Dreams' As 'From the Collection' Screening

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    Steve James Promises Surprises in Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself,' Set to Premiere (and Livestream) at Sundance 2014 (EXCLUSIVE)

    The critic Roger Ebert was a fixture at Sundance, such a fixture that the towing of Ebert’s car on once-sleepy Main Street in Park City years back was bellweather evidence that Sundance was outgrowing its ski town origins. Now, nine months after Ebert’s death from cancer in April, "Life Itself," the...

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    Crowdfunding Campaign Offers Early Look at Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself'

    The Roger Ebert documentary directed by 'Hoop Dreams's Steve James reaches out for finishing funds, with a pre-theatrical look at the finished film as a reward.

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    Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself' Launches Indiegogo Campaign Offering Pre-Release Private Stream

    "Life Itself," a new feature documentary based on Roger Ebert's memoir of the same name, launched a crowd funding campaign through Indiegogo with an innovative reward:

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    10 Notable Filmmakers Who Work In Both Documentary & Fiction

    Truth may or may not be stranger than fiction, but both impulses certainly exert a powerful pull on the filmmaking instinct. With so many established narrative directors over the years turning their hand to documentaries, whether it’s “making of,” band documentaries, or passion projects that they us...

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    'Living With Alzheimers' Project Launches With New Documentaries by Award-Winning Directors Including Steve James

    Award-winning documentarians Steve James, Roger Ross Williams, Megan Mylan and Naomi Boak have all created original short films for "Living With Alzheimers," an ambitious multi-platform, multi-media project designed to raise awareness about the disease.

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    Watch: 5 Movies Roger Ebert Championed Including 'Do The Right Thing,' 'Hoop Dreams,' 'Monster' & More

    As many of The Playlist team wrote earlier today, the late Roger Ebert was instrumental for many of us discovering a nurturing what has become a lifelong passion of cinema. And much of that has to do with "At The Movies," his influential long running show with Gene Siskel (and in later, less satisfy...

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    Director Steven James Says In Production Doc On Roger Ebert Produced By Martin Scorsese Will Be Completed

    As the remembrances, anecdotes, fond memories continue to pour out for the late Roger Ebert, in a way, he's not really gone. His voluminous archives of reviews and blog posts will provide plenty of Ebert to explore for years to come, and in case you forgot, among the many projects the critic was inv...

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