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"Life Itself"  --  Roger Ebert and the Everlasting Power of Movie Criticism

Paul Cantor | Posted 05.31.2015 | Entertainment
Paul Cantor

That much I gleaned from watching Life Itself, the acclaimed documentary from director Steve James (Hoop Dreams), which is based on Ebert's 2011 memoir, and is actually streaming on Netflix now.

Filmmaker Steve James Talks Life Itself, Roger Ebert on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 12.30.2014 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Documentary filmmaker Steve James stopped by to talk about his new movie, Life Itself.

Matthew Jacobs

Two Thumbs Up For This Wrenching Roger Ebert Documentary

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 07.05.2014 | Entertainment

"Life Itself," the documentary about the many years Roger Ebert spent as the country's primo film critic and the rich but complicated personal life he...

Live From the Sundance Film Festival: Monday, Jan. 20

Marshall Fine | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

I'd be hard-pressed to pick a favorite between Life Itself, Steve James' documentary about the late film critic Roger Ebert, and To Be Takei, by Jennifer Kroot, about the amazingly resilient career of actor George Takei.

Upcoming Movie About Roger Ebert Needs Your Support

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 11.21.2013 | Entertainment

Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Steve James and Oscar winner Martin Scorsese have hit the crowdfunding site Indiegogo to raise money for their documen...

The Carl Sandburg Literary Awards

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 12.25.2013 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

In a time when reading seems to be less of a priority for people, it was heartening to see so many willing to give money to the Chicago Library Foundation and celebrate the Chicago Public Library and Chicago authors.

Illness Forces Ebert To Cut Workload

Posted 04.03.2013 | Entertainment

A recurrence of cancer is forcing Roger Ebert to take a "leave of presence" from his duties as the Chicago Sun-Times film critic, but that doesn't mea...

Meatless Monday: True Stories

Ellen Kanner | Posted 10.13.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

It is time to speak out. It is time to listen. It is time to act. Access to fresh, healthy food is a basic human right. It's going to take basic human action to make it happen, with all of us working, caring, growing food, sharing our stories and sharing the food at our tables.

The Dinner Party's Successful First Season

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 09.05.2012 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

We had a hugely success first season of The Dinner Party at the Mayne State, complete with sold out shows and knock-out guests and chefs, and in the fall we'll take our show on the road and broadcast live from Expo Chicago at Navy Pier!

After Oscar Snub, 'The Interrupters' Honored

Posted 02.26.2012 | Chicago

"The Interrupters," a film about former criminals working to stop violence in Chicago, was named best documentary at the Film Independent Spirit Award...

Can Violence Be Interrupted? A New Doc Spotlight Ex-Gang Members Trying To Find Out

Posted 02.14.2012 | Black Voices

A growing school of thought holds that street violence is a disease, and like a disease, it can be prevented. That's the central premise of Ceasefi...

Mighty Movie Podcast: Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz on The Interrupters

Dan Persons | Posted 10.25.2011 | Home
Dan Persons

In the new documentary The Interrupters, director Steve James and producer Alex Kotlowitz follow several members of CeaseFire as they attempt to defuse conflicts before they occur.

Behind The Scenes With The Director And Producers Of The Interrupters

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 10.24.2011 | Chicago
Elysabeth Alfano

Steve James and Alex Kotlowicz detail the incredible journey of filming the ground-breaking work of the violence interrupters who struggle to cease violence before it erupts on the South side of Chicago.

Second Acts

Alex Kotlowitz | Posted 10.08.2011 | Home
Alex Kotlowitz

There's a moment in The Interrupters when Cobe Williams, a man who works for the Chicago anti-violence organization CeaseFire, gets a call from someone he'd met in the County Jail a number of years back.

Amy Lee

The News Cycle May End, But The Violence Doesn't

HuffingtonPost.com | Amy Lee | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices

Stop the shooting: That's the motto of CeaseFire, an organization dedicated to reducing the violence plaguing the streets of Chicago. A new docume...

Violence, Interrupted: Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz on The Interrupters

Kristin McCracken | Posted 10.03.2011 | Entertainment
Kristin McCracken

In their new doc, duo Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz profile some criminals-turned-activists who find redemption through mediation on the streets of Chicago. We recently sat down with James and Kotlowitz to discuss their film.

Steve James and Alex Kotlowitz Talk The Interrupters (Video)

Mark Bazer | Posted 09.27.2011 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Their new documentary, The Interrupters, is the story of CeaseFire -- in particular, three people who work for the organization trying to mediate disputes and help individuals turn away from violence.

'No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson' Screens At The Midwest Independent Film Festival (VIDEO)

HuffPost Eyes&Ears Local | Laurie Koblesky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Dedicated to presenting locally produced independent films and documentaries on the first Tuesday of every month, the Midwest Independent Film Festiva...

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson Director Steve James on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Steve James, director of the new film No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson on ESPN, stopped by The Interview Show.