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Life Itself ()


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The life and career of the renowned film critic and social commentator, Roger Ebert.

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Donna La Pietra ...
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Marlene Siskel ...
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Nancy De Los Santos ...
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Jonathan Rosenbaum ...
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Richard Corliss ...
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Raven Evans ...
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Roger Simon ...
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Bruce Elliot ...
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John McHugh ...
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Rick Kogan ...
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Josh Golden ...
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Steve James

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Garrett Basch ... producer
Emily Hart ... co-producer
Steve James ... producer
Lizzie Kerner ... supervising producer
Mark Mitten ... executive producer
Justine Nagan ... executive producer
Zak Piper ... producer
Gordon Quinn ... executive producer
Josh Schollmeyer ... co-producer
Martin Scorsese ... executive producer
Courtney Sexton ... supervising producer
Kat White ... executive producer
Steven Zaillian ... executive producer

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Joshua Abrams

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Dana Kupper ... director of photography

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Steve James
David E. Simpson

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Ryan Gleeson ... Post Production Supervisor
Will Thwaites ... post-production assistant

Art Department

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Jenna Caravello ... designer
Genevieve Nicholas ... set dresser
Dan Sharkey ... lead designer: graphics

Sound Department

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Alison Ho ... assistant sound effects editor
Josh Hunnicut ... assistant sound effects editor
Tim Konn ... audio post supervisor
Drew Levinson ... additional sound
Zak Piper ... sound recordist
Mike Regan ... assistant sound effects editor
Todd Resnick ... German Language Supervisor
Louise Rider ... assistant sound effects editor
Drew Weir ... re-recording mixer
Mark Wilkening ... voiceover recordist

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Michael Matusek ... digital colorist
Elliot Rudmann ... second digital colorist

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Nora Ballard ... additional camera
Martin Gradek ... additional camera operator
Jackson James ... second camera
Steve James ... additional camera

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Linda Cohen ... music supervisor
Billy Sullivan ... musician / scoring mixer

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Kristen Allen ... pr assistant: KatLei Productions
Ramin Bahrani ... archival stills and footage courtesy of
Andrew Degner ... production assistant
Ava DuVernay ... archival stills and footage courtesy of
Chaz Ebert ... archival stills and footage courtesy of
Roger Ebert ... archival stills and footage courtesy of
Kazuko Golden ... Intern
Hugh Hefner ... archival stills and footage courtesy of (as Hugh M. Hefner)
Tim Horsburgh ... director of communications and distribution: Kartemquin Films
Carl Louis Mohr ... production assistant
Susan Muir ... completion bond guarantor
Jake Winter Newberry ... production assistant (as Jacob Newberry)
Suzanne Niemoth ... chief financial and operations officer: Kartemquin Films
Brandon Phipps ... production assistant
Virat Sharma ... production assistant
Marlene Siskel ... archival stills and footage courtesy of (as Marlene Iglitzen)
Beckie Stocchetti ... staff

Thanks

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Fernando Abadie ... special thanks
Josh Abelon ... special thanks
Carter Adams ... special thanks
David H. Adler ... special thanks
Nathan Adloff ... special thanks
Colby Allen ... special thanks
Monica Angrand ... special thanks
Daniel Aronson ... special thanks
Jerry Aronson ... special thanks
Dave Athey ... special thanks
Patricia Aufderheide ... special thanks
Vlad Avesalon ... special thanks
Ramin Bahrani ... special thanks
Guilherme Baiardi ... special thanks
Michael S Banks ... special thanks
Christopher Beaubien ... special thanks
Eric Beltmann ... special thanks
Kelli Joan Bennett ... special thanks
Craig Bentley ... special thanks
Michael Berlind ... special thanks
K.T. Sullivan & Chris Bing ... special thanks
Nick Bishop ... special thanks
Marcelline Block ... special thanks
Elizabeth Brown ... special thanks
Stephen Michael Brown ... special thanks
Sara Chapman ... special thanks
Casey & Jessie Clausen ... special thanks
Stephanie L. Coats ... special thanks
Dean Codrington ... special thanks
Chico Colvard ... special thanks
Josip Condic ... special thanks
Mary Kay Cook ... special thanks
Sarah Cooke ... special thanks
Jeremy Coon ... special thanks
Lizi Cosslett ... special thanks
Patrick Crowley ... special thanks
Brian Cudiamat ... special thanks
Raven De La Croix ... special thanks
Patrick Degan ... special thanks
Adam Dick ... special thanks
Jed Dietz ... special thanks
Ava DuVernay ... special thanks
Chaz Ebert ... heartfelt thanks (as Chaz)
Roger Ebert ... heartfelt thanks (as Roger)
Jim Emerson ... special thanks
Michael J. Epstein ... special thanks
Víctor Escribano ... special thanks
Anthony Faust ... special thanks
Steve Fenwick ... special thanks
Mark Ferguson ... special thanks
Joe Fishel ... special thanks
Larry Fleming ... special thanks
Judy Galloway ... special thanks
Alejandro J. Garcia ... special thanks
Anre Garrett ... special thanks
Justine Gendron ... special thanks
Matt Genné ... special thanks
Ryan J. Gilmer ... special thanks
Alexis Giusfredi ... special thanks
Carlos González-Salicrup ... special thanks
Scott Griebel ... special thanks
David Haedrich ... special thanks
Alison Hanold ... special thanks
Bryan & Pam Hanson ... special thanks
Ken Harwood ... special thanks
Ted Haycraft ... special thanks
Werner Herzog ... special thanks
Tom Hootman ... special thanks
Raj Jawa ... special thanks
Jeff Johnson ... special thanks
KaiCarra ... special thanks
Cynthia Kane ... special thanks
Jonathan Kellam ... special thanks
David Kilroy ... special thanks
Kristofor King ... special thanks
Nathan B. Kinney ... special thanks (as Nathan Kinney)
Craig Knowles ... special thanks
Nate & Steve Kouri ... special thanks
Ines Lagos ... special thanks
Jason M. Lange ... special thanks
Jennifer Lange-Pomes ... special thanks
Vincent Lasita ... special thanks
Kevin B. Lee ... special thanks
Erik Lehmann ... special thanks
Tom Lehmann ... special thanks
Carrie Litkowski ... special thanks
Billy Luther ... special thanks
David Mandelbrot ... special thanks
Kevin Marinier ... special thanks
Jonathan Marlow ... special thanks
Gisela Marquez ... special thanks
Kristin McCracken ... special thanks
Jennifer R. McZier ... special thanks
Jamie Mendonça ... special thanks
Paul Meyer-Strom ... special thanks
Robert Bryce Milburn ... special thanks
Mike Minetti ... special thanks
Rick Minnich ... special thanks
Mike Moran ... special thanks
Errol Morris ... special thanks
John J. Murray ... special thanks
Tony Muscio ... special thanks
Kevin R. Nash ... special thanks
Steve Norwood ... special thanks
Nick Nylen ... special thanks
Barbara Ann O'Leary ... special thanks
Casey Oliver ... special thanks
Susan Pennell ... special thanks
Mary Lou Petty ... special thanks
Rev. Carroll Pickett ... special thanks
Jeffrey Prawdiuk-Spurr ... special thanks
Dan & Shenan Prestwich ... special thanks
Melanie Provan ... special thanks
Claire Querée ... special thanks
Cornelia Ravenal ... special thanks
Jude Ray ... special thanks
Teme & Jeff Ring ... special thanks
John Rivera ... special thanks
Sarah Rochelle ... special thanks
Michelle Rodda ... special thanks
Jeff Rodgers ... special thanks
Shae Rohrer ... special thanks
John Rotan ... special thanks
Annette Sanchez ... special thanks
John Saroff ... special thanks
Martin Scorsese ... special thanks
A.O. Scott ... special thanks
Amanda Seip ... special thanks
Andrew James Sheldon ... special thanks
David Sidore ... special thanks
Jozef Siroka ... special thanks
Marlene Siskel ... special thanks (as Marlene Iglitzen)
Daniel Skubal ... special thanks
David Styburski ... special thanks
May & Ted Swan ... special thanks
Bank Tangjaitrong ... special thanks
Michelle Tesoro ... special thanks
Darryl Timm ... special thanks
Mitch Tobin ... special thanks
Rev. J. Hollis Tomlinson ... special thanks
Benjamin Turnbull ... special thanks
Lisa & David Ulm ... special thanks
Zac Upstone ... special thanks
Jon W. Vickers ... special thanks (as Jon Vickers)
Selah Victor ... special thanks
Daniel Waterman ... special thanks
Monika Watkins ... special thanks
Charlie Wellock ... special thanks
Michael Wendt ... special thanks
Ryan Werner ... special thanks
Mike White ... special thanks
Jamie Wilkinson ... special thanks
Frank Williams ... special thanks
Andrew Wimsatt ... special thanks
John K. Wozniak ... special thanks
Pearl Wu ... special thanks
Justin John Zarian ... special thanks
Thomas Zimmerman ... special thanks
Nathan Zoebl ... special thanks

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Plot Summary

'Life Itself' recounts the surprising and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert - a story that's by turns personal, wistful, funny, painful, and transcendent. The film explores the impact and legacy of Roger Ebert's life: from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism and his nearly quarter-century run with Gene Siskel on their review show, to becoming one of the country's most influential cultural voices, and finally to Roger's inspiring battles with cancer and the resulting physical disability - how he literally and symbolically put a new face on the disease and continued to be a cultural force despite it. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines The only thing Roger loved more than movies See more »
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Also Known As
  • Сама жизнь (Russia)
  • Al cine con amor (Argentina)
  • Elämä itse (Finland)
  • Po prostu zycie (Poland)
  • Life itself - A Vida de Roger Ebert (Brazil)
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Runtime
  • 120 min
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Box Office

Budget $153,875 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $131,411, 04 Jul 2014

Did You Know?

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Trivia Contrary to popular belief, the film is not narrated by Roger Ebert. Vocal impersonator Stephen Stanton provided his talents while mimicking Ebert's distinct sound. Stanton also voiced Ebert on Robot Chicken (2001). See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Dan Aykroyd/Chaz Ebert/Nick Thune (2014). See more »
Soundtracks Tired Of Crying See more »
Quotes Roger Ebert: Look at a movie that a lot of people love and you'll find something profound no matter how silly the film may seem.
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