Steve James

Sundance 2014: Roger Ebert makes an enthralling documentary subject in 'Life Itself'

Sundance Life Itself

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The first time we hear Roger Ebert talk in Life Itself, a deeply enthralling documentary about the late film critic who changed film criticism, he’s giving a speech (which he did quite often – sometimes, I can testify, when he was just standing in a room with you), and he observes that every one of us is more or less trapped inside the person we are.

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