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Life Itself - Preview

Life Itself

Preview by Jack Foley

LIFE Itself, based on renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert’s best-selling memoir of the same name, comes to DVD on February 23, 2015 courtesy of Dogwoof.

Directed by acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) with Martin Scorsese (The Departed, Raging Bull) and Steven Zaillian (Schindler’s List, Moneyball) as executive producers, this feature documentary recounts Roger’s inspiring and entertaining life – a story that is by turns personal, wistful, funny, painful, and uplifting.

Roger became an iconic force when he joined with Gene Siskel to create Siskel and Ebert at the Movies, one of America’s longest running, most influential television shows.

In the wake of his illness and disability, Roger’s writing grew creatively and in importance – transcending film criticism.

Using his blog and social media, Roger became a must-read commentator, thoughtfully addressing the political and social issues of our time.

His public defiance of cancer and the resulting disfigurement literally and symbolically put a new face on the disease, and brought inspiration to countless thousands in the disabled community and beyond.

The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access to Roger and his wife Chaz, during the final four months of his life.

In that time, they captured Roger’s fighting spirit, his sharp sense of humour, and the ways he directly inspired filmmakers, family and fans.

Win Life Itself on DVD

To celebrate the release of Life Itself on DVD on Monday, February 23, 2015, IndieLondon is offering readers the chance to win 1 of 3 copies. Simply answer the following question…

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