Life Itself (2014)

Life Itself
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 58mins.
Genres Adaptation, Documentary, Biopic
Keywords 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2010s, alcoholism, ambition, biopic, cancer, career, Chicago, early 2000s, film, Illinois, marriage, memoir, newspaper, nostalgic, television series, touching, writer
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Mark Mitten Executive Producer n/a 174 3000010
Kat White Executive Producer n/a 174 3000009
Vinnie Malhotra Executive Producer n/a 174 3000011
Amy Entelis Executive Producer n/a 174 3000012
Emily Hart Co-Producer n/a 170 3000013
Justine Nagan Executive Producer n/a 174 3000008
Gordon Quinn Executive Producer n/a 174 3000007
Zak Piper Producer n/a 3 3000003
Steven Zaillian Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Martin Scorsese Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Michael W. Ferro Jr. Executive Producer n/a 174 3000006
Mark Mitten Co-Producer n/a 170 3000014
Josh Schollmeyer Co-Producer n/a 170 3000015
Joshua Abrams Music n/a 120781 8000001
Steve James Editor n/a 172 7000002
Linda Cohen Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Zak Piper Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Drew Weir Rerecording Mixer n/a 120856 14000002
David E Simpson Editor n/a 172 7000001
Dana Kupper Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Courtney Sexton Supervising Producer n/a 1275 3000016
Lizzie Kerner Supervising Producer n/a 1275 3000017
Roger Ebert Source Material (from memoir: "Life Itself") 120786 4000001
Ryan Gleeson Post-Production Supervisor n/a 120796 5000001
Garrett Basch Producer n/a 3 3000002
Steve James Producer n/a 3 3000001
Thea Flaum Actor Herself 1 1000009
Bruce Elliot Actor Himself 1 1000008
Josh Golden Actor Himself 1 1000010
Werner Herzog Actor Himself 1 1000011
Marlene Iglitzen Actor Herself 1 1000012
Nancy De Los Santos Actor Herself 1 1000007
Richard Corliss Actor Himself 1 1000006
Chaz Ebert Actor Herself 1 1000002
Raven Ebert Actor Herself 1 1000003
Ava DuVernay Actor Herself 1 1000004
Ramin Bahrani Actor Himself 1 1000005
Donna LaPietra Actor Herself 1 1000013
Rick Kogan Actor Himself 1 1000014
Martin Scorsese Actor Himself 1 1000021
A.O. Scott Actor Himself 1 1000022
Roger Simon Actor Himself 1 1000023
Steve James Director n/a 2 2000001
Jonathan Rosenbaum Actor Himself 1 1000020
William Nack Actor Himself 1 1000019
John McHugh Actor Himself 1 1000015
Errol Morris Actor Himself 1 1000016
Howie Movshovitz Actor HImself 1 1000017
Gregory Nava Actor Himself 1 1000018
Roger Ebert Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, this documentary 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. Given unprecedented access to Roger and his wife Chaz during the final four months of his life, the filmmakers captured Roger's fighting spirit, sharp sense of humor and the ways he directly inspired filmmakers, family and fans. Following his illness and disability, Roger's writing transcended film criticism and using his blog and social media, he become a thoughtful commentator on the political and social issues of our time. His public defiance of cancer and his resulting disfigurement brought inspiration to countless thousands. Interview subjects include filmmakers Werner Herzog, Errol Morris and Martin Scorsese, producers of his iconic and long-running television show, and the wife of his co-host Gene Siskel, Marlene.