"Roger always told me, ‘I’m going to be sitting in the front row cheering you on.’" Chaz Ebert said. "So I asked to leave a chair for him. I mean, who knows?"
From last night’s LA premiere of LIFE ITSELF. Attendees included director Steve James, star Chaz Ebert, and Werner Herzog, Edgar Wright, Leonard Maltin, Diablo Cody, Wes Craven, Virginia Madsen, John Ridley, Christy Lemire, Haskell Wexler, Michael Apted, Robert Townsend, Stephen Stanton, John Singleton, James Dumont, Andrew Davis, Morgan Neville, Adrian Lyne, Michael Mann, and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, among others. Watch the report from ABC7.
See LIFE ITSELF in theaters and on demand July 4th! www.ebertmovie.com/in-theaters.
Every human being should watch this magnificent documentary. We miss you, Roger. The world of Cinema is not the same without you.
Acclaimed director Steve James (‘Hoop Dreams’) along with executive producers Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian present ‘Life Itself,’ a film that recounts the inspiring, entertaining and colorful life of world-renowned film critic Roger Ebert—a story that is by turns personal, funny, moving and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself, explores Roger Ebert’s legacy—his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times, his turn as screenwriter of ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’ his on and off screen relationship with Gene Siskel, all culminating in his ascension as one of the most influential cultural voices in America.
In theatres, on demand, and on iTunes July 4th.
I believe that if, at the end, according to our abilities, we have done something to make others a little happier, and something to make ourselves a little happier, that is about the best we can do. To make others less happy is a crime. To make ourselves unhapy is where all crime starts. We must try to contribute joy to the world. That is true no matter what our problems, our health, our circumstances. We must try. I didn’t always know this and am happy I lived long enough to find it out. —Roger Ebert (June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013)
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