Life Itself: Exclusive TV Spot

When Roger Ebert died at age 70 on April 4th of last year, he left a cultural void that – given the state of critical commentary nowadays (oh, hello Buzzfeed, we didn't see you over there) – may never be filled. The most prominent film critic in America, and by extension the most prominent art critic in America, helped guide filmgoers into a superior understanding of the impact motion pictures and contemporary storytelling had on our own collective and individual lives.

Related: Sundance 2014 Review: Life Itself


​That's the goal of every art critic, of course, but the Ebert's notoriety, acclaim, long-running TV series and credibility solidifying Pulitzer Prize – not to mention his talent – made him a figureheard worthy of his own documentary, Life Itself, opening in theaters Friday, July 4 and featuring interviews with Robert Ebert himself, his wife Chaz Ebert, fellow critics Richard Corliss, Jonathan Rosenbaum and A.O. Scott, and filmmakers Werner Herzog, Errol Morris, Gregory Nava and Martin Scorsese. Check out this CraveOnline Exclusive TV Spot for Life Itself and be sure to watch the movie yourself to learn more about a man who turned his love of movies into an art form.

Find out which theaters near you will be playing Life Itself, and head on over to the film's official site for more information.

Life Itself

From the Press Release:

Acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (The Departed) and Steven Zaillian (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, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF, explores the 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.

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