October 27, 2014 11:51 am
Life Itself won Best Documentary this weekend at the 5th American Film Festival in Wroclaw, Poland. Audience members voted the film their favorite of the 10 documentaries showing at the festival, which ended on October 26th and was attended by 17,000 viewers. This week, director Steve James and Chaz Ebert travel to Los Angeles, for screenings hosted by and for members of the International Documentary Association (IDA) and other guilds, and for a double bill of Life Itself and James' classic 2003 film Stevie at the American Cinematheque Aero Theatre on Thursday, October 30th at 7:30pm. Get tickets here! On Saturday, November 1st, Chaz and Steve will take the film to the Savannah Film Festival, which The Hollywood Reporter calls a "Must-Stop Destination" for documentary Oscar contenders. Steve will also take part in a Documentary Roundtable Discussion at the festival. Life Itself continues to screen in select theaters in the US and Canada, and on iTunes. It will screen on November 15th and 16th at DOC NYC as part of the Spotlight section, highlighting the year's best films, with director Steve James attending. It will be released on DVD and air on CNN in the USA in 2015. The UK theatrical release of Life Itself begins on November 14th, 2014. Ahead of the release, the film's director Steve James will be in the UK to promote the film and for a special preview screening on November 7th. See Dogwoof's website for a full listing of upcoming UK dates.