Friday 7 November at 6.00pm
A chance to see Steve James's (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) documentary about the life and work of famed American film critic and writer, and legendary Chicagoan, Roger Ebert. The director himself will be in attendance.
Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball) present Life Itself, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. A story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.
We welcome director Steve James for a post-screening discussion.