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  1. Film Center Established at Roger Ebert's Illinois Alma Mater

    8:00 am PDT 04/02/2015
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    Chaz Ebert reveals her late husband's posthumous gift of $2.5M to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. READ MORE

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  2. Oscars: Gene Siskel's Nephew Beats Roger Ebert Doc for Nomination

    10:19 am PST 01/15/2015
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    Charlie Siskel and co-director John Maloof received a best documentary Oscar nomination for 'Finding Vivian Maier,' while Steve James' 'Life Itself' was left out. READ MORE

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  3. Oscars: Steve James' 'Life Itself' Snubbed 20 Years After Historic 'Hoop Dreams' Omission

    10:00 am PST 01/15/2015
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    The director thinks the documentary rules need to be changed again. READ MORE

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  4. Oscar Snubs: Jennifer Aniston, 'Lego Movie,' 'Selma' Director, More

    6:34 am PST 01/15/2015
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    No nominations for Clint Eastwood or David Oyelowo, and only one nomination for 'Gone Girl' also left Oscar watchers scratching their heads. READ MORE

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  5. Roger Ebert Doc 'Life Itself' Debuting on CNN Sunday

    1:56 pm PST 12/31/2014
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    The film from director Steve James premiered at Sundance READ MORE

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  6. Savannah Film Fest: Watch Eight Top Doc Filmmakers Discuss Their 2014 Oscar Contenders

    5:12 pm PST 11/10/2014
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    Doc-world veterans Steve James, Robbie Kenner and Charlie Siskel and newcomers Alan Hicks, James Keach, Mike Myers, Gabe Polsky and Jose Antonio Vargas joined THR's Scott Feinberg for an in-depth conversation READ MORE

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  7. CNN Films, Sierra Tango Team for Deadly Disease Doc

    7:55 am PST 11/06/2014
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    A theatrical release is planned for 2015, followed by broadcast in 2016 READ MORE

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. '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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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