The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival winds up its annual Winter Series at the historic Carolina Theatre with Life Itself from acclaimed director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) and executive producers Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian (Moneyball). The feature documentary 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 his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself explores the legacy of Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.
Full Frame’s Winter Series is now part of the Full Frame Road Show presented by PNC. Screenings are free, no ticket required; seating is first come, first served. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Full Frame Documentary Film Festival is a program of the Center for Documentary Studies.
Roger Ebert in a still from Life Itself