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Life Itself

TV made Roger Ebert into America’s most famous film critic, especially when he jousted with colleague Gene Siskel on their long-running show. But he was a writer first, winning a Pulitzer for his Chicago Sun-Times criticism. After Ebert published his 2011 memoir, Steve James began interviewing him for this doc on his life and career — including his prickly friendship with Siskel. Along with clips from their series and the talk show appearances that cemented their status as cultural icons, the film interviews Ebert’s widow Chaz and such filmmakers as Martin Scorsese and Werner Herzog.

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  • McNay Art Museum

    6000 N. New Braunfels Ave., San Antonio San Antonio

    (210) 824-5368

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