Roger Ebert's 'Life Itself' (First Look)

Roger Ebert's 'Life Itself' (First Look)

A new documentary, “Life Itself”, brings us the life and times of Roger Ebert. In the powerful, unflinching and life-affirming film, friends, colleagues and filmmakers weigh in on the legendary film critic.

It's taking your voice, which was so important. I find it strange to be silent, but I can see, hear, and write, so I can still do my job. In 2007, I had the pleasure of spending time with legendary film critic roger Ebert in his Chicago home, despite losing the ability to speak due to cancer, a computerized voice did the speaking for him. Roger continued doing what he loved most, reviewing movies. He did so up to his dying day last year, and now a new documentary brings us life and times of this fascinating man. Only "Access Hollywood" brings you the best trailers, and this one delivers. Roger was a mature writer early on. He's written over a dozen books. He wrote a novel. He won the pulitzer prize. In the new film "Life itself," friends, colleagues, and film makers weigh in on the legendary roger Ebert, who became one of the most powerful film critics of all time. You give benjie a positive review? That's totally unfair, because you realize -- You don't care what anyone else thought, unless they could try to persuade the other. Then came his heart breaking revelation. Three years ago I felt a lump under my chin and it turned out to be cancer. Roger had an inner core made of steal. Do you want to rest or work a bit. Ask Steve, he's the director. He made it possible for a bigger audience to appreciate cinema as an art form, because he really loved films. To me, movies are a machine that generates empathy, lets you understand hopes, aspirations, dreams, and fears.