Documentary - Life Itself - Presented by Cleveland Scene
Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself, explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. During the final four months of his life, the filmmakers were granted unprecedented access to Ebert and his wife, Chaz. In that time, they captured Ebert’s fighting spirit, his sharp sense of humor, and the ways he directly inspired filmmakers, family and fans. Ebert himself became an iconic force when he joined with Gene Siskel to create one of the longest running, most influential television shows in history, making Chicago the cultural center of film criticism.