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  1. Savannah Film Fest Rebrands Itself as a Must-Stop Destination for Doc Contenders

    12:55 pm PDT 10/24/2014
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    The fest, which runs from Oct. 25 through Nov. 1, will screen nine top contenders and host eight of their directors for Q&As and a THR-moderated panel on Nov. 1 READ MORE

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  2. 8 Sundance Movies Now on Screens

    9:44 pm PDT 07/05/2014
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    "Obvious Child," Paul Rudd and Amy Poehler’s rom-com parody "They Came Together" and the Roger Ebert documentary "Life Itself" are just some of the titles that debuted at the indie-film showcase in January and are now in theaters and on demand. READ MORE

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  3. In Theaters This Weekend: Reviews of 'Tammy,' 'Deliver Us From Evil' and More

    6:15 am PDT 07/02/2014
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    What THR's critics are saying about the Melissa McCarthy road-trip comedy and the Eric Bana paranormal thriller, plus sci-fi adventure film "Earth to Echo" and Roger Ebert doc "Life Itself." READ MORE

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  4. 'Life Itself' Trailer

    2:25 pm PDT 05/23/2014
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    Steve James' documentary on the entertaining life of film critic Roger Ebert. Martin Scorsese, Werner Herzog, and Chaz Ebert all reminisce about the long time movie critic. READ MORE

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  5. First Trailer for Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself' Debuts (Video)

    7:48 pm PDT 05/22/2014
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    Martin Scorsese and Werner Herzog are interviewed in doc about the late film critic. READ MORE

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  6. Roger Ebert Doc 'Life Itself' to Open Hamptons SummerDocs Series

    6:33 am PDT 05/21/2014
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    Alec Baldwin will lead a conversation with Ebert's widow, Chaz Ebert, as part of the screening. READ MORE

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  7. Bronze Statue of Roger Ebert to Be Unveiled in Chicago

    4:42 am PDT 04/24/2014
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    Chaz Ebert describes the statue as "interactive art," because it shows her late husband giving his famous "thumbs up" sign and sitting between two empty theater seats where visitors can sit. READ MORE

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  8. Westboro Baptist Church Founder Dead

    9:27 am PDT 03/20/2014
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    UPDATED: Fred Phelps died at age 84 after entering hospice care. READ MORE

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  9. Independent Spirit Awards Pay Tribute to James Gandolfini, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Roger Ebert

    3:09 pm PST 03/01/2014
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    The Santa Monica-set show acknowledged three stars lost over the past year. READ MORE

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  10. Is Live Streaming Your Premiere the Future of Crowdfunding?

    2:33 pm PST 02/13/2014
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    After backers caught a web simulcast of the "Life Itself" world premiere at Sundance, THR examines if the Roger Ebert doc will be a game-changer. READ MORE

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  11. Sundance: Roger Ebert Doc 'Life Itself' Lands at Magnolia (Exclusive)

    1:40 pm PST 02/04/2014
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    The distributor beat out a number of suitors including IFC, Oscilloscope and The Weinstein Company. READ MORE

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  12. Roger Ebert's Widow: Why Philip Seymour Hoffman Was Perfect to Play Critic on Film

    9:53 pm PST 02/03/2014
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    At a New York screening of "Life Itself," director Steve James also discussed the film's vivid depiction of the critic's medical difficulties and hinted at a theatrical deal for the title, which premiered at Sundance. READ MORE

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  13. Life Itself: Sundance Review

    2:43 pm PST 01/20/2014
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    Steve James' engrossing documentary about Roger Ebert celebrates the late film critic's life and work but also presents an unflinching view of his medical difficulties. READ MORE

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  14. Sundance: 15 Films That May Spark Frenzy

    10:05 am PST 01/15/2014
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    Titles featuring Kristen Stewart, Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader and docs focusing on Roger Ebert and late Reddit pioneer Aaron Swartz are among the most-buzzed-about titles heading into the Park City fest. READ MORE

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  15. Chaz Ebert's Sundance Without Roger: 'You Know, I've Never Been a Widow Before'

    10:00 am PST 01/15/2014
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    The legendary critic's wife talks to THR about "Life Itself," the crowdfunded documentary about his career, and why she maintains a social presence for some 1 million of Ebert's Facebook fans and Twitter followers. READ MORE

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  16. Roger Ebert's Nonprofit to Match Donations Up to $25,000 for Statue

    12:38 pm PST 12/01/2013
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    The life-sized sculpture will be installed in Champaign, Illinois, where the annual Ebertfest event is held. READ MORE

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  17. 'Your Movie Sucks': Rob Schneider Writes About Being Roger Ebert's Title Inspiration

    10:10 am PDT 10/05/2013
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    The comedian wrote a letter to the critic's widow, Chaz, reflecting on the rebuke. "Roger never rooted for a film to fail," he stated. READ MORE

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  18. Richard Roeper to Replace Roger Ebert at Chicago Sun-Times

    3:36 pm PDT 09/12/2013
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    Roeper and the late critic appeared together on "Ebert and Roeper" for eight years. READ MORE

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  19. Toronto: Bill Condon's 'Political' Julian Assange Drama 'Fifth Estate' Opens Fest

    6:17 pm PDT 09/05/2013
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    The WikiLeaks pic premiered at a star-studded ceremony, which also featured stars Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniel Bruhl and Dan Steven. READ MORE

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  20. Toronto: Roger Ebert Tribute to Open Fest

    11:08 am PDT 09/04/2013
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    A video homage to the late film critic will play ahead of the screening of "The Fifth Estate" on Thursday. READ MORE

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