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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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    Sundance: Fox Searchlight Lands 'The Way, Way Back' In Big Deal, 'Austenland' Winds Up At Sony

    The economy might be in rough shape, but major spending is taking place at the Sundance Film Festival. Relativity has already promised big bucks to promote Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut "Don Jon's Addiction" with a $25 million P&A commitment on top of a $4 million price tag. But Fox Searc...

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    CNN Films Acquires Roger Ebert Documentary Exec Produced by Martin Scorsese

    CNN Films has decided to use the Sundance Film Festival to announce its intentions to further muscle into the documentary film game with three new big projects. And they’ve got some heavy-hitting names involved.

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    Catch Steve James' Doc 'The Interrupters' at Snag the Vote Online Screening Nov. 1

    Fans of documentary filmmaker Steve James who missed his hard-hitting 2011 work “The Interrupters” have a unique opportunity to catch the film, and James himself Nov. 1 as part of the 2012 Snag the Vote screening series. The film’s digital premiere will be streamed at 7 pm EST at S...

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    Watch: 'Head Games' Trailer Wakes America Up To The Concussion Crisis (VIDEO)

    "Head Games," a new documentary from filmmaker Steve James ("Hoop Dreams"), revolves around one of the great public health issues of our time: the extreme risks of contact sports in America and the necessity for public awareness. Whether handling concussion or brain injury, ...

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    Martin Scorsese & 'Hoop Dreams' Helmer Steve James Team For Documentary Based On Roger Ebert's Memoirs

    As probably the most celebrated and beloved film critic around, a man whose work has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times for 45 years, who co-hosted "At The Movies" with Gene Siskel for almost 25, and who was the first film critic to win the Pulitzer Prize, it's almost surprising that Roger Ebert has ...

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