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    WATCH: Remember Roger Ebert with This Moving Appreciation of His Writings on Werner Herzog

    Tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of Roger Ebert's death and in memory of the late, great film critic who taught us all to love and appreciate film articulately, Fandor has put together a great video essay on Werner Herzog's "Aguirre: The Wrath of God" (1972), with snippets from Ebert's Great ...

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    2014 Ebertfest Slate Announced, Will Open with Steve James' Doc 'Life Itself'

    It's been nearly a year since the death of Roger Ebert, but Ebertfest is still going strong, and this year gives the festival a new way to honor the late critic.

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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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    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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    'Boyhood,' 'Life Itself,' 'Whiplash' and 'Dear White People' Top Indiewire's 2014 Sundance Critics Poll

    52 critics at Sundance 2014 selected their favorites in seven different categories. Linklater's latest and the festival's top awards-winners also fared well here.

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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: 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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    Here are the 14 Films We Can't Wait to See at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    Over 120 feature-length films will screen over the course of the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, which launches this Thursday and runs until January 26. Before flying out to Park City to present our annual coverage of the event, Indiewire has weeded through the massive lineup to pick the 14 features we...

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