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Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

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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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    Roger Ebert documentary 'Life Itself' Premieres to Laughter and Tears

    Steve James' documentary was followed by a Q&A that served as a miniature seminar on Ebert's life and work.

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    Chaz Ebert Reflects on Roger Ebert's Last Days: "He Talked About Visiting This Other Place"

    In a moving piece called "Reflecting for the New Year: Roger's Last Day," Chaz Ebert looks back to April 4 of 2013, the day film critic Roger Ebert died. Highlights from the piece below, which is a transcript of what she told to Chris Jones of "Esquire."

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    The Last Word on Film: TOH! Remembers the Writers the Film Community Lost in 2013

    As the final installment in our "TOH! Remembers" series, our contributors look back at the writers the film community lost in 2013, from critic Roger Ebert, to novelists Elmore Leonard and Richard Matheson, and more.

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    How Ebert Chose His Top 10

    The late critic's wife, Chaz, writes about how Roger chose his annual list, and suggests some films that might have been on it this year.

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    Richard Corliss' Touching Roger Ebert Tribute

    Time's critic says Ebert "went out fighting, and writing."

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    SydneysBuzz Critic Carlos Aguilar is Honored for Sundance by the Roger Ebert Fellowship

    We are very pleased that our own Carlos Aguilar has been selected as IndieWire announces finalists for the 2014 IndieWire | Sundance Institute Fellowship For Film Criticism.

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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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    Why Do Filmmakers Pick Indiegogo Over Kickstarter? Roger Ebert Doc Latest to Head to the Crowdfunding Site

    The latest high-profile project to take the crowdfunding route is the Roger Ebert documentary "Life Itself," to be directed by Steve James ("Hoop Dreams," "The Interrupters") and executive produced by Martin Scorsese. But unlike Spike Lee, Zach Braff or the "Veronica Mars" project, "Life Itself," ba...

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    Indiewire and Sundance Institute Announce Fellowship for Six Aspiring Film Critics to Cover the 2014 Sundance Film Festival

    Aspiring film critics, take note! The Sundance Institute and Indiewire are now accepting entries through October 31 for their first partnered Fellowship for Film Criticism. Six fellows will receive a grant for expenses and other support to attend and cover the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, running Ja...

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