Programming note: Explore more about the fascinating world of the late film critic Roger Ebert in the CNN Film "Life Itself." Join CNN for an encore presentation Friday, January 9, at 9 p.m. ET.
(CNN)As CNN presents an encore of Roger Ebert's dramatic story "Life Itself," on Friday at 9 p.m. ET, it may strike you how Oscar-nominated director Steve James sprinkles surprising details about the late movie reviewer's life throughout the film.