Hoop Dreams director Steve James creates a portrait of influential Chicago Sun Times film critic Roger Ebert. Officially an adaptation of Ebert's bestselling memoir of the same name, the documentary uses Ebert's valiant struggle with cancer as a structural device to examine his many career accomplishments. As a series of flashbacks take us through Ebert's colorful life and times, James periodically returns to his subject's traumatic last days in the hospital, where his wife Chaz and other loved ones prepare to say their last goodbyes. The result is a reverent meditation on the life and death of the writer whose passion for film was evident in every review he penned, but whose love of life taught his loyal readers to treasure every moment.
Disc #1 -- Life Itself 1. Who We Are [9:44] 2. Chicago [10:26] 3. Beyond The Valley [10:35] 4. The Pulitzer [11:22] 5. At The Movies [10:55] 6. Family [8:55] 7. Cross Talk [11:38] 8. Body Of Work [10:05] 9. Lifelong Quest [10:35] 10. A Great Loss [11:16] 11. The Blogger [10:58] 12. Credits [3:59] 1. Ebertfest [2:12] 2. Gene Under The Table [1:03] 3. Mr. Limericks [1:35] 4. Ina And Roger [1:15] 5. Young Writers [:48] 6. Roger's First Article In Chicago [:50] 7. Film Lessons [1:37] 8. Chaz And Roger's First Date [:42] 9. Hoffman Nurse [:42] 10. Rob Schneider [:58] 11. Blogging [1:37] 12. Encouragement For Recovery [1:13] 13. Website Launch [1:55] 14. Reciting T.S. Eliot [1:20] 15. Johnnie Walker [4:30]
Disc #1 -- Life Itself Play Movie Scene Selection Set Up Audio 5.1 Dolby Digital Subtitles English SDH Subtitles: On Spanish Subtitles: On French SDH Subtitles: On Subtitles: Off Special Features Deleted Scenes Play All Chapters Sundance Tribute Interview With Director Steve James AXS TV: A Look At Life Itself Trailer Also From Magnolia Home Entertainment