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We’ve collaborated with Magnolia Pictures to share their “A Few of Our Favorite Docs” selections — and your ticket purchases help support the Belcourt.
For $5.00, you can purchase a ticket for LIFE ITSELF. After you’ve purchased, you'll receive an email reminder and have 28 days + 23 hours to begin watching. Once you click "Watch Now,” you'll have unlimited access for 5 days.
Magnolia Pictures will share a portion of your ticket payment with the Belcourt. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means we’re unable to offer member pricing. Thanks for your understanding and support. And if you’d like to consider an additional donation to the Belcourt, we’d be most grateful. You can do so here.

Acclaimed director Steve James (HOOP DREAMS) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (THE DEPARTED) and Steven Zaillian (MONEYBALL) present LIFE ITSELF, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert — a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful and transcendent. Based on Ebert’s bestselling memoir of the same name, LIFE ITSELF explores the legacy of his life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. (Roger Ebert passed away in 2013.)

“A work of deftness and delicacy, by turns a film about illness and death, about writing, about cinema and, finally, and very movingly a film about love.” —Geoffrey O’Brien, New York Times

“Absorbing, delightfully entertaining… A tribute to the mind of a daily journalist who was arguably the late 20th century’s most influential humanist.” —Ann Hornaday, Washington Post

“A documentary monument to this tough-talking, Pulitzer-winning newspaperman… It’s an inspiring documentary for critics, and anyone who loves cinema.” —Peter Bradshaw, Guardian

The Belcourt Theatre does not provide advisories about subject matter or potential triggering content, as sensitivities vary from person to person.

Beyond the synopses, trailers and review links on our website, other sources of information about content and age-appropriateness for specific films can be found on Common Sense MediaIMDb and as well as through general internet searches.

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