Rave reviews and strong box office opening for Life Itself!

Rave reviews and strong box office opening for Life Itself!

Life Itself opened in US theaters and on demand and iTunes this past weekend, and the public and critical response has been wonderful! The film has gained some of the year's best reviews from the press, and thousands took to social media to tweet their positive reactions (look at RogerEbert.com and this Storify for just some of the examples).

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Celebrate Roger Ebert's Birthday with a Google + Hangout!

Celebrate Roger Ebert's Birthday with a Google + Hangout!

This Wednesday, June 18, is Roger Ebert's birthday! Come hangout with us on this special day, and YOU may leave with tickets to the Los Angeles, Chicago, or New York premieres of Life Itself!

On Wednesday, June 18at 11am PT (12pm MT; 1pm CT; 2pm ET),  Chaz Ebert and RogerEbert.com will be hosting a major event on Google + Hangout to celebrate Roger and the new movie about his life. 

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Life Itself to get International Distribution

Life Itself to get International Distribution

Magnolia Pictures International has sold distribution rights to our critically acclaimed Roger Ebert documentary Life Itself in several key territories at this year’s Cannes Film Festival.

All rights in the United Kingdom went to Dogwoof (who also distributed The Interrupters in the UK), Roadshow Films took rights in Australia, and rights were sold to VSC in Canada and I Wonder Pictures in Italy.

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Life Itself to open Hamptons SummerDocs series

Life Itself to open Hamptons SummerDocs series

Life Itself will open the 2014 SummerDocs series hosted by the Hamptons International Film Festival.

Actor and Hamptons Film Festival Honorary Chairman Emeritus Alec Baldwin will lead a conversation with Roger Ebert's widow Chaz Ebert as part of the screening, which takes place on June 21 at Guild Hall in East Hampton, NY. Get more details and read the news in the Hollywood Reporter.

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Life Itself to be closing night film of AFI Docs

Life Itself to be closing night film of AFI Docs

The closing night film of AFI Docs 2014will be our documentary about Roger Ebert, Life Itself, at 7:30pm on June 21st at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery.

"Roger loved documentaries and, as a critic, had a profound impact on the success of so many of them over the years. To be honored at one of the very best festivals devoted to the art form would have greatly pleased him," said Life Itself director Steve James, who will attend the screening.

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"He embraced life. He embraced it when he was an only child growing up in Champaign. He embraced it when he got to the University of Illinois and became the editor of the newspaper. He embraced it when he first moved to Chicago and was living the life of a hard-drinking reporter. At every stage of his life, it was an adventure for him. He loved life. I think it’s why ultimately he titled his memoir Life Itself. He didn’t title it Movies Themselves or My Life in Movies. He titled it Life Itself because of the way in which he lived his life." - Steve James on Roger Ebert.

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