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Film, "Life Itself": Roger Ebert Ascends Finally to the Screen

"Life Itself": Roger Ebert Ascends Finally to the Screen

In retrospect, it seems obvious that the best way to do a Roger Ebert appreciation piece is to do it in movie form. Director Steve James' profile of the world's most famous film critic isn't itself a work of criticism…
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Calendar, Night&Day No Shots Fired

No Shots Fired

Inspired by a 2008 New York Times Magazine article by Alex Kotlowitz, Steve James' commanding documentary The Interrupters, about "violence interrupters" in Chicago, who intervene in conflicts before they escalate into gunshots, unfolds as deeply reported journalism. Much like Hoop…
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Film, "The Interrupters": Doc Takes Probing Look at Those Stopping Violence in Chicago

"The Interrupters": Doc Takes Probing Look at Those Stopping Violence in Chicago

Inspired by a 2008 New York Times Magazine article by Alex Kotlowitz, Steve James' commanding documentary The Interrupters, about "violence interrupters" in Chicago, who intervene in conflicts before they escalate into gunshots, unfolds as deeply reported journalism. Much like Hoop…
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Film, Reps Etc.

Reps Etc.

Commentary by Gregg Rickman (greggr1@mindspring.com). Times compiled from information available Tuesday; it's always advisable to call for confirmation. Price given is standard adult admission; discounts often apply for students, seniors, and members. We're interested in your film or video event.…
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