Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert talk about cinema

Life Itself

Life Itself recounts the surprising and entertaining life of renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. The film details his early days as a freewheeling bachelor and Pulitzer Prize winner, his famously contentious partnership with Gene Siskel, his life-altering marriage, and his brave and transcendent battle with cancer.

Review: Life Itself - Documentary Premiere at Sundance

Review: Life Itself - Documentary Premiere at Sundance

Life Itself, directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) and based on Ebert’s memoir Life Itself, made its debut at the Sundance Film Festival on Sunday night with a simultaneous, live stream via VHX to the movie’s Indiegogo supporters. James’s exceptionally well-crafted feature documentary is an authentic, realistic, portrayal of the late film critic’s life: his triumphs and his struggles, his hopes and fears, and his flaws and strengths all woven into a film that brought many, both at Sundance and within the streaming audience, to laughter... and to tears.