A life spent at the movies gets the cinematic epitaph it richly deserves in "Life Itself," documentarian Steve James' meticulous and intensely emotional portrait of the late Roger Ebert.
Roger Ebert knew that he wouldn’t live to see “Life Itself,” the documentary based on his 2011 memoir. In one of the most touching scenes of the riveting film by director Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”)…
The producers of the Roger Ebert documentary “Life Itself” have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help finish the film. The producers are seeking $150,000 through the Indiegogo crowdfunding…
This week's opening night tribute to the Toronto Film Festival's chief cheerleader, the late Roger Ebert, will beg a key question: Can anyone fill his shoes? No other critic ever possessed the…
Sundance Institute recognized the power of the independent film community when it honored the memory of longtime supporter Roger Ebert and up-and-coming filmmaker Ryan Coogler at its annual Celebrate…
Robert Redford and Kerry Washington will make presentations.
Justin Lin's feature debut as a solo helmer, Better Luck Tomorrow, hit Sundance in 2002. Its subject matter wasn't too unfamiliar: a group of high-achieving Asian-American high school kids who lead…
The weather outside was melancholy — sheets of rain and a thick blanket of fog — but inside the Chicago Theater, the mood was altogether exuberant at Thursday evening's Roger Ebert memorial…
Ben Affleck reminisced at Magnolia's "To the Wonder" premiere about his last encounter with the late Roger Ebert.
The first message I ever received from Roger Ebert came nearly 20 years ago, in the form of a reply to a fan letter I'd sent him with little hope of hearing back. At the time, I was a high-school…