First #EbertChat launches today

The filmmakers behind Life Itself our new Sundance-bound documentary about Roger Ebert's life and legacy, have organized a series of guest hosts of their Twitter account: @EbertMovie. The guest hosts will be sharing their own remembrances and anecdotes about Roger Ebert, discussing their favorite reviews, and taking your questions about the film world, your hopes for the documentary, and anything else you like.

First up is film critic Matt Singer, of The Dissolve and FilmspottingSVU, and formerly of Roger Ebert's At the Movies TV Show. Later guest hosts will include a number of writers and filmmakers influenced by Ebert, including Editor-in-Chief, Matt Zoller Seitz, Ignatiy Vishnevetsky, Scott Jordan Harris, Pablo Villaça, Michael Mirasol, Scott Weinberg, Ava DuVernay, Ray Pride and Life Itself director Steve James, in his Twitter debut! More names will be added soon, and you can see the full schedule of their guest hosting of @EbertMovie below.

Ask them questions by posting to Twitter with the hashtag #Ebertchat, or just follow that hashtag to read the conversation.

Here is an overview of the first #Ebertchat with Matt Singer:

When: Saturday, December 14 from 5 PM ET (3 PM PT). If you can’t make it, you can send in your questions ahead of time using the hashtag ##Ebertchat or in a comment below.

How: To submit a question, send a tweet with the hashtag #Ebertchat from a Twitter account, or leave a comment below if you don’t have an account, or email To follow the conversation, search the hashtag #Ebertchat or @EbertMovie on Twitter. We'll also post an archive of the conversations here later.

Submit a question to any of the guest hosts now:


Upcoming #Ebertchat guest hosts.
12/14: 5pm ET - Matt Singer - @mattsinger
12/15: 9pm ET - Ignatiy Vishnevetsky - @Vishnevetsky

Times TBA (watch this space!)
Matt Zoller Seitz - @mattzollerseitz
Michael Mirasol - @flipcritic
Scott Jordan Harris - @scottfilmcritic
Pablo Villaça - @PabloVillaca
Ava DuVernay - @Avaetc
Scott Weinberg - @ScottEWeinberg
Ray Pride - @RayPride
Life Itself director Steve James (in his Twitter debut).

And more to be announced! See you at the #Ebertchat!

Currently fundraising for finshing funds on Indiegogo, Life Itself has raised over $92,000. You can support the film here.