Saturday, 1 November 2014

Capital Celluloid 2014 - Day 327: Tue Nov 25

Life Itself (James, 2014): BFI Southbank, Studio, 6pm & 8.40pm

This film is on an extended run in the Studio at BFI Southbank from 14 November. Full details here.

Here is the BFI introduction:
This thoughtful documentary charts world-renowned film critic Roger Ebert’s final months battling cancer. It uses excellent archive footage alongside interviews with friends, filmmakers and former colleagues to reflect on his life – from student newspaper editor to his role as the Chicago Sun’s film critic, and his (often fractious) work for TV with fellow critic Gene Siskel. What emerges is a portrait of a man whose intelligence, competitiveness and tireless passion for cinema inspired his bravery to the last.

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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