20 November 2013 2:59 PM, PST | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

The film world lost a titan earlier this year with the passing of Roger Ebert, and his absence has definitely been felt in the ensuing months.  Shortly before his death, Ebert was working with director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producer Martin Scorsese on a documentary about his life based on his autobiography Life Itself.  It appears that the film is now nearly complete, but in order to finish up a few post-production issues like graphics & animation, audio mixing, music licensing, and hiring a composer, the producers are turning to crowdfunding.  An Indiegogo campaign has been launched to raise $150,000 in 30 days so that Life Itself can be ready for a 2014 release. Contributors to the campaign will be granted an early private screening of the film via an online link.  The pic is intended to be theatrically released in 2014, and with Steve James at the helm it’s sure to »

- Adam Chitwood

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