Ebert documentary to premiere at Sundance festival

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“I am so glad we said yes,” she said. “I am so glad that we will have a record of this really gracious, brilliant, extraordinary man. I hope that there is some humor in it because Roger was very funny. He loved a good laugh.”

The documentary isn’t Chaz Ebert’s only recent effort at keeping her late husband’s memory alive. She is working on several projects, including the rogerebert.com movie review website, a Broadway show, TV shows and an animated review show.

“A lot of these are projects that Roger and I had in the hopper for a while,” she said. “I don’t want people to think ‘Oh, all of these are new projects.’ Roger was incredibly energetic, even in his illness.”

“Life Itself” will have screenings next month in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Ebert’s hometown of Urbana, Ill. Filmmakers said plans for theatrical distribution are still being worked out.




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