New Poster for Roger Ebert Documentary ‘Life Itself’
Loosely based off the late Roger Ebert’s 2011 memoir Life Itself, director Steve James’ documentary of the same name has released a new poster a month and a half before the movie’s impending release. Director Steve James, who is primarily known for his Oscar-winning documentary Hoop Dreams, spent months with Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz as Roger’s health began to deteriorate. In his film, he speaks candidly with Roger, Chaz, and close friends of Ebert’s on the At The Movies co-host’s esteemed career and deep love for film.
The documentary played to outstanding reviews (read our review) at its Sundance premiere. Many of the reviews were written by critics who openly acknowledged the influence Ebert had on their own lives. Last month Life Itself played at Ebert’s own film festival (Ebertfest) in his home city of Chicago. Life Itself will be available in theaters and on VOD this July 4th. A new poster featuring the late great film critic, can be seen below: