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Ebert Documentary To Screen At Siskel Next Month

By Chuck Sudo in Arts & Entertainment on Jan 9, 2014 4:45PM

Credit: Roger Ebert in 2004 (Getty Images)

Kartemquin Films’ documentary on Roger Ebert, Life Itself, is ready to hit the festival circuit with its scheduled premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Fans of the late Sun-Times film critic can get a chance to see the film by director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters) and executive producer Martin Scorsese before the Sundance cult descends on it.

Chicagoist wrote previously about the Indiegogo campaign to help crowdfund the Ebert Doc. As of Dec. 1, the campaign was 50 percent funded. Kartemquin is hosting a private screening of Life Itself 5 p.m. Feb. 10 at the Gene Siskel Film Center that is available only to people who make a $100 pledge to the film’s Indiegogo campaign. With five days left in the campaign Kartemquin is less than $32,000 away from meeting its $150,000 goal. If you want to see the film before it reaches Sundance, consider pledging to the campaign here.