“Life always has an unhappy ending, but you can have a lot of fun along the way, and everything doesn’t have to be dripping in deep significance.” …Roger Ebert
If you’ve gone to the movies, read the news paper, seen a movie trailer, or have been alive for the better half of the 20th century you know the name Roger Ebert. Roger Ebert was a world renown film critic for the Chicago Sun-Times. He was a Pulitzer prize winner and carried a career not only in journalism, but screenwriting and publishing as well. Ebert hosted many TV shows and published over 20 books in his time. In 2010 his reviews were syndicated in more than 200 newspapers nation wide.
As one of the premier names in the movie industry, Ebert’s work, reviews, and criticism were sought out and well respected. In 2002 Ebert was diagnosed with cancer of the thyroid. Continuing his love for film and cinema, Ebert didn’t let his health interfere with his passion. He battled with thyroid and salivary cancer until is death on April 4, 2013 at the age of 70.
“See you at the movies” – Roger Ebert
Life Itself, directed by Steve James and produced by Martin Scorsese, is a full feature documentary on the incredible life of Roger Ebert. As a veteran director, James has interview dozens of long life friends, colleagues, and filmmakers. The film is sought to capture Ebert’s prolific life journey, from his move to Chicago, becoming the first film critic ever to win the Pulitzer Prize, to establishing an incredible and historical career as a film critic. James also moves though Ebert’s breakthrough in television and his major voice on the Internet.
The funds raised on IndieGoGo will be intended for film graphics, picture work, audio editing, music and footage licensing, and an original soundtrack. Excess funds will be donated to The Roger and Chaz Ebert Foundation & The Roger Ebert Center for Film Studies at his alma mater, the University of Illinois.
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This article was written by Nick Warner of CrowdDistrict.