Nantucket Film Festival to honor Steve James

Nantucket Film Festival will honor Steve James with the Special Achievement in Documentary Storytelling Award at the festival's 19th edition, taking place June 25-30, 2014. Steve will attend the festival to present a Spotlight screening of his new film Life Itself, about film critic Roger Ebert. Life Itself was announced today as an official selection of the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, and will also screen at Ebertfest today. The film's New Zealand premiere has also been confirmed for the Documentary Edge Festival in May. The film will be released in US theaters in July.