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Central Cinema Virtual Engagement

Life Itself (2014)

Directed by
Steve James

Life Itself is available to stream now courtesy of Magnolia Pictures’ “A Few Of Our Favorite Docs” virtual screening series; every $5 virtual rental directly benefits Central Cinema when purchased through this link, with an additional 10% of each ticket going to the Chicago Cinema Workers Fund.

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) presents a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert – a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself explores Ebert’s legacy from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

Magnolia also invites you to join them at 8pm EDT on Wednesday 5/27 for a live Q&A with director Steve James and Ebert’s widow Chaz, and will be offering similar events for upcoming series entries Blackfish (available 5/29) and Hail Satan? (available 6/5).

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Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Gene Siskel