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Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

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    RIP Roger Ebert, One Year Later

    The best way to remember Ebert's passing is to support the art he devoted his life to practicing and promoting.

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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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    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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    Watch: Roger Ebert's First 20-Minute Interview On 'Charlie Rose' In 1996

    "There was a thunder in Ebert's heart, and that was his love for movies, and he wanted to tell the world about films, both big ones and small," Chase Whale wrote in our Sundance Film Festival review of the upcoming documentary "Life Itself." And there's no doubt about that. Whether you agreed with h...

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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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    Cameron Crowe Pays Tribute To Philip Seymour Hoffman, Chaz Ebert Shares Her Praise For The Actor

    While the 24-hour news cycle tries to piece together the last day in the life of Philip Seymour Hoffman, embarrassing themselves in the process (sorry CNN, we don't need an interview with the guy who made him coffee on Saturday morning), we continue to mourn the loss of the actor. In case you missed...

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    The Best Films Of The 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    The film writing community is still catching up on sleep, getting over festival flu and showering off the stink of their blogger condos, but there's no escaping it: the Sundance Film Festival is over for another year. For over thirty years, the festival has provided a welcome opportunity to shake of...

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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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