September 26, 2014 1:39 am
The great critical and audience acclaim for Steve James' Life Itself has recently seen the film listed by IndieWIRE critics as #1 on their list of the best documentaries of 2014 so far, and by awards season prognosticators as a potential "frontrunner." We also continue to enjoy reading responses to the film from viewers around the world on social media as the film plays in theaters and festivals. Those in the USA and Canada can see Life Itself in select theaters nationwide, and on iTunes. The film will be released in the UK on November 14, and has a preview screening at the Dogwoof Weekender on Friday September 26th ahead of the release. Upcoming international festival dates include the Irish Film Institute's Stranger Than Fiction Documentary Film Festival. Check out the following articles for a mix of awards season predictions and heartfelt reactions to the film:
- 2015 Oscar Predictions: Best Documentary Feature - Peter Knegt, IndieWIRE.
- The Best Documentaries of 2014 So Far, According to Criticwire - Steve Greene, IndieWIRE.
- THINKING ABOUT TRIGGERS, THUMBS, SEX, AND DEATH B. Ruby Rich, Film Quarterly.
- Oscar Predictions 2015 UPDATE - Anne Thompson, Thompson on Hollywood.
- A Naro audience gets to experience 'Life Itself' - Mike Holtzclaw, Daily Press.
- FEINBERG FORECAST: The Race Takes Shape a Week Ahead of the New York Film Festival - Scott Feinberg, The Hollywood Reporter.
- ROGER'S LEGACY HONORED AT TELLURIDE FILM FESTIVAL - Patrick McGavin, RogerEbert.com.
- The Contenders: Best Documentary Feature - Hitfix.
- ‘Life Itself’ perfectly honors Roger Ebert’s life - Dillon Mitchell, Daily Nebraskan.