Life Itself

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By on July 5, 2014

Category: Documentary
All Genres: Documentary, Biography
Release Year: 2014
Country: USA
Runtime: 115
Rating: 8.1 (327)
Languages: English
Director: Steve James
Sound: Dolby Digital, Datasat

  • The only thing Roger loved more than movies

  • Writing by: Dinesh D'Souza – (written by)
    John Sullivan
    Bruce Schooley

    Produced by: Garrett Basch – producer
    Steve James – producer
    Mark Mitten – executive producer
    Justine Nagan – executive producer
    Zak Piper – producer
    Gordon Quinn – executive producer
    Martin Scorsese – executive producer
    Courtney Sexton – supervising producer
    Kat White – executive producer
    Steven Zaillian – executive producer

    Cast: Martin Scorsese – Himself
    Werner Herzog – Himself
    Roger Ebert – Himself
    Ava DuVernay – Herself
    Errol Morris – Himself
    Chaz Ebert – Herself
    Ramin Bahrani – Himself
    Gene Siskel – Himself

    (archive footage)
    Stephen Stanton – Roger Ebert

    A.O. Scott – Himself
    Marlene Siskel – Herself

    (as Marlene Iglitzen)

    Music: Joshua Abrams
    Official Website: Visit Website


    'Life Itself' recounts the surprising and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that's by turns personal, wistful, funny, painful, and transcendent. The film explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert's life: from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism and his nearly quarter-century run with Gene Siskel on their review show, to becoming one of the country's most influential cultural voices, and finally to Roger's inspiring battles with cancer and the resulting physical disability – how he literally and symbolically put a new face on the disease and continued to be a cultural force despite it.


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