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"Life Itself" to Screen at Chicago International Film Festival

"Life Itself," director Steve James's acclaimed documentary based on Roger Ebert's 2011 memoir of the same name, will have a special screening at the 50th Chicago International Film Festival. James, the filmmaker behind "Hoop Dreams" and "The Interrupters," is scheduled to be in attendance along with his documentary subject, Chaz Ebert, Roger's wife and publisher of RogerEbert.com. The screening will take place at 8pm on Wednesday, October 22nd, at the AMC River East 21. For tickets, visit the official festival site.

The Chicago International Film Festival runs from October 9th through the 23rd. The Roger Ebert Award will be presented to a filmmaker during the festival's annual awards night on Friday, October 17th, at The Sofitel Chicago Water Tower, 20 E. Chestnut Street.

Below is an updated list of the various venues where "Life Itself" can currently be found. You can see the film either in theaters, which are all listed below, or on Video on Demand and other online platforms like iTunes. If you have any questions, go to Magpictures.com/LifeItself. Or go to #EbertMovie and #LifeItself at Kartemquin Films.

THEATERS NOW PLAYING:

Ashland, OR: Varsity Theatre 5
Florence, OR: City Lights Cinemas
Florence, OR: City Lights Cinemas
Halifax, NS: Carbon Arc Cinema
Long Beach, CA: Art Theater
Stouffville, ON – TIFF Film Circuit
Tunkhannock, PA: Dietrich Theatre
Vineyard Haven, MA: Martha's Vineyard Film Center
Winchester, VA: Alamo Drafthouse Cinema 8-Winchester

OPENING SOON

10/10/2014

Chicago, IL: DePaul University

10/11/2014

Gloucester, MA: Cape Ann Community Cinema
Houston, TX: 14 Pews Theatre
Lake Placid, NY: Lake Placid Center for the Arts

10/12/2014

Macon, GA: Douglass Theatre
Taos, NM: Taos Community Auditorium

10/14/2014

Annapolis Royal, NS: TIFF Film Circuit

10/19/2014

Trail, BC: TIFF Film Circuit

10/21/2014

Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Cinema
Gravenhurst, ON: TIFF Film Circuit

10/22/2014

Nyack, NY: Rivertown Film Society

10/27/2014

Point Arena, CA: Arena

10/28/2014

Grand Forks, BC: Gem Theatre

10/29/2014

Salmon Arm, BC: TIFF Film Circuit

10/30/2014

New Glasgow, NS: TIFF Film Circuit

11/3/2014

Vernon, BC: Vernon Film Society

11/7/2014

Rockland, ME: Strand Theatre

11/8/2014

Jamestown, NY: Reg Lenna Civic Center

11/12/2014

Sayre, PA: Sayre Theatre

11/13/2014

Kamloops, BC: TIFF Film Circuit

11/16/2014

Towanda, PA: Keystone Theatre

11/17/2014

Potsdam, NY: Roxy 4

11/19/2014

Belleville, ON: TIFF Film Circuit
Erie, PA: Erie Art Museum

11/20/2014

Kearney, NE: World Theatre

11/23/2014

West Vancouver, BC: TIFF Film Circuit

11/24/2014

Duncan, BC: TIFF Film Circuit

11/28/2014

Flint, MI: Flint Institute of Arts

2/8/2015

Suttons Bay, MI: The Bay Theatre

2/28/2015

Rochester, NY: Dryden Theatre

VOD Platforms:

Amazon
Cablevision
Charter
Comcast
HD On Demand
DirectTV
Dish
FlixFling
Google Play
iTunes
Playstation 3
SuddenLink
Time Warner Cable
Verizon FIOS
VUD
Xbox360
Zune
YouTube

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