Roger Ebert Doc On CNN Sunday

January 3, 2015 7:17 PM

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This Sunday, Steve James’ poignant documentary about the late Roger Ebert, Life Itself, will air on CNN at 9:00pm and 11:00pm ET. It’s one of the past year’s finest nonfiction films and I can’t recommend it highly enough; it’s on the shortlist for consideration as an Academy Award nominee. If you still haven’t seen it, this is a perfect opportunity. To whet your appetite, and/or refresh your memory, here is the review I posted when the film opened in July.

Life Itself is more than a biography of a well-known film critic: it is the story of a born journalist who had a profound impact on popular culture, and then made an even greater contribution when he was robbed of his ability to speak. Roger Ebert was no ordinary critic, and in his final years he me...

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