Life Itself

Part of our Magnolia Pictures: A few of our favorite docs series

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) and Executive Producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Raging Bull) and Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List, 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, wistful, funny, painful, and transcendent.

Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF explores the impact and 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.

10% of all ticket sales will be donated to the directors’ charity of choice

2014. Documentary. 120 min. R.

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Q&A Discussion

Live Q&A on 5/27 with Chaz Ebert in conversation with director Steve James. Questions can be submitted in advance over email to, or you can tweet at Magnolia using the hashtag #magnoliadocseries. Register online.

This Film Supports the Theater!

This film is provided by our distributor friends at Magnolia Pictures and 40% of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Michigan Theater Foundation!

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