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Fresno Filmworks presents LIFE ITSELF

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Fresno Filmworks presents LIFE ITSELF

Time: August 8, 2014 from 5:30pm to 10:30pm
Location: Tower Theatre
Street: Corner of Olive & Wishon in Tower District
City/Town: Fresno
Website or Map: http://www.fresnofilmworks.org
Phone: 5592843284
Event Type: film
Organized By: Fresno Filmworks
Latest Activity: Jul 29, 2014

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Fresno Filmworks presents the American independent documentary "Life Itself" at the historic Tower Theatre. The movie explores the life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. Based on his best-selling memoir of the same name, the movie recounts Ebert’s inspiring and entertaininglife, from writing his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism to becoming one of the most influential cultural commentators in America. Filmmaker Steve James, who directed “Hoop Dreams,” creates a personal, funny, painful, and transcendent story about the man who helped create the popular “Thumbs up, Thumbs down” movie review system. James earned unprecedented access to Ebert and his wife, Chaz, during the final four months of the film critic’s life. In that time, his crew captured Ebert’s fighting spirit, his sharp sense of humor, and the ways he directly inspired filmmakers, families, and fans. Ebert’s body of work stands as a great populist monument — accessible inspiration for the next generations of cinema lovers. The Hollywood Reporter calls the documentary “engrossing” and “unflinching,” a definitive document of the man who forever changed what it meant to be at the movies. Rated R. Advance tickets cost $10 general and $8 for students and seniors, and they can be purchased by check or cash at the Tower Theatre box office, 815 E. Olive Ave. Go online to FresnoFilmworks.org for tickets and details.

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