Directed by Steve James
Cornerhouse, 20 December 2014
This documentary charts the life of Roger Ebert, an exceptional writer. So exceptional, in fact, that he won the Pulitzer Prize for his film criticism: imagine that.
It shows you a man of integrity and wit, intelligence and bravery, and occasional petulance. Ebert was always, mind – always, always, always – passionate about film. Here, Martin Scorsese is one of the film makers who take the time to talk about Ebert’s support and influence.
An informative and very moving film, the footage of Ebert’s final months being at once harrowing and inspiring.