Life Itself receives Special Award at Traverse City Film Festival

Michael Moore, founder of the Traverse City Film Festival, gave Life Itself a "Special Award" recognition at the festival this past weekend. See the full list of award winners.

Roger Ebert's widow, Chaz, was attending the festival and accepted the prize on behalf of the filmmakers. Life Itself had previously played two sold-out screenings at the festival.

First released in theaters on July 4th, the acclaimed documentary is currently still playing in over 50 cities in the US and Canada through Magnolia and Video Services Corp, with many more dates to come, and is available on demand and on iTunes.

The film has also been on an international festival tour, recently playing in the Czech Republic at the Karlovy Vary film festival; in Australia at the Melbourne International Film Festival; in South Africa at the Durban International Film Festival; in Israel at the Jerusalem International Film Festival; and in Russia at the Moscow International Film Festival. Upcoming international festivals set for the film include Kosovo's Dokufest, and Hong Kong's InDPanda Film Festival, with more to be announced. The film is confirmed for a November 14th release in theaters in the United Kingdom, via Dogwoof, and for 2014 theatrical releases in Australia and Italy. Watch this space for more international theatrical, digital and broadcast release date information to come.

We continue to be grateful and excited by the wonderful reviews the film has received. Here is another selection (look here and here for more):