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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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    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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    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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    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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    Attention Aspiring Film Critics: Indiewire Could Send You to the Sundance Film Festival Next Year

    At Indiewire, we have long believed that claims of film criticism being a profession in decline were misguided. While certainly not the easiest job market (has it ever been?), the desire among young critics to follow their passion hasn't waned.

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    Watch: 7 Clips & 'Siskel & Ebert' Review For Oliver Stone's 'JFK,' Theatrical Re-Release Coming In November

    When Oliver Stone's "JFK" dropped over two decades ago (damn, has it been that long?), it created nothing short of an explosion both at the multiplex and the pop cultural sphere in general. A box office hit, earning over $200 million worldwide, and an awards season player (eight Oscar nominations, a...

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    Watch the Toronto Film Festival's Moving Tribute to Roger Ebert

    Watch the Toronto Film Festival's Moving Tribute to Roger Ebert

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