Life Itself

Life Itself

Director: Steve James Cast: Roger Ebert, Chaz Ebert, Raven Evans

DVD (Wide Screen / Subtitled)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/17/2015
UPC: 0876964008075
Original Release: 2014
Rating: R
Source: Magnolia
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [DTS 5.1-Channel Surround Sound]
Time: 2:00:00
Sales rank: 41,068

Special Features

Deleted scenes; Sundance tribute; Interview with director Steve James; AXS TV: a look at Life Itself; Trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Roger Ebert Actor
Chaz Ebert Interviewee
Raven Evans Interviewee
Ava DuVernay Interviewee
Ramin Bahrani Interviewee
Richard Corliss Interviewee
Nancy De los Santos Interviewee
Bruce Elliot Interviewee
Thea Flaum Interviewee
Josh Golden Interviewee
Werner Herzog Interviewee
Marlene Iglitzen Interviewee
Donna LaPietra Interviewee
Rick Kogan Interviewee
John McHugh Interviewee
Errol Morris Interviewee
Howie Movshovitz Interviewee
Gregory Nava Interviewee
William Nack Interviewee
Jonathan Rosenbaum Interviewee
Martin Scorsese Interviewee
A.O. Scott Interviewee
Roger Simon Interviewee

Technical Credits
Steve James Director,Editor
Josh Abrams Score Composer
Garrett Basch Producer
Amy Entelis Executive Producer
Michael W. Ferro Executive Producer
Emily Hart Co-producer
Dana Kupper Cinematographer
Vinnie Malhorta Executive Producer
Vinnie Malhotra Executive Producer
Mark Mitten Co-producer,Executive Producer
Justine Nagan Executive Producer
Zak Piper Producer
Gordon Quinn Executive Producer
Josh Schollmeyer Co-producer
Martin Scorsese Executive Producer
David E. Simpson Editor
Kat White Executive Producer
Steven Zaillian Executive Producer

Scene Index

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]

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