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Crowdfunding Campaign Offers Early Look at Roger Ebert Documentary 'Life Itself'

  • By Sam Adams
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  • November 21, 2013 10:36 AM
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The Roger Ebert documentary directed by 'Hoop Dreams's Steve James reaches out for finishing funds, with a pre-theatrical look at the finished film as a reward.

Attention Aspiring Film Critics: Indiewire Could Send You to the Sundance Film Festival Next Year

  • By Eric Kohn
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  • October 10, 2013 2:48 PM
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At Indiewire, we have long believed that claims of film criticism being a profession in decline were misguided. While certainly not the easiest job market (has it ever been?), the desire among young critics to follow their passion hasn't waned.

Watch the Toronto Film Festival's Moving Tribute to Roger Ebert

  • By Sam Adams
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  • September 8, 2013 4:47 PM
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Watch the Toronto Film Festival's Moving Tribute to Roger Ebert

Celebrate Roger Ebert's Birthday With Some Vintage 'Siskel & Ebert' Clips

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 18, 2013 4:14 PM
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The late critic would have been 71 years old today.

A Young Roger Ebert's Letter to the Editor of 'Amazing Stories'

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 12, 2013 11:59 AM
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Here's a cool discovery. Ian Schoenherr runs a blog called John Schoenherr devoted to the work of his father, who was an award-winning illustrator for science fiction magazines and children's books. In a new blog post, the younger Schoenherr tracks down an issue of the sci-fi pulp Amazing Stories that featured one of his dad's pieces. Flipping through the magazine's August 1957 edition, he found another item of interest: a letter to the editor from one Roger Ebert, the future Pulitzer Prize winning film critic, then just a 15-year-old science fiction fan from Urbana, Illinois.

Sundance and Indiewire Announce Roger Ebert Scholarship For Film Criticism

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 6, 2013 12:56 AM
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At tonight's Celebrate Sundance Institute benefit in Los Angeles, where late film critic Roger Ebert was honored with a Vanguard Leadership Award in Memoriam, the Sundance Film Festival announced the creation of the Roger Ebert Scholarship For Film Criticism. The program, which will begin at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, "will make grants to 6 to 8 emerging critics to enable them to participate in the Indiewire Critics Academy program at 2014 Sundance Film Festival."

Matt Zoller Seitz Named New Editor of RogerEbert.com

  • By Matt Singer
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  • June 4, 2013 1:06 PM
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The Vulture TV critic will edit and contribute reviews to the late film critic's website.

A 500 Thumb Salute to Roger Ebert at Cannes

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 23, 2013 3:01 PM
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A 500 Thumb Salute to Roger Ebert at Cannes

From the Wire: Lars Ulrich, Roger Ebert Fan

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 22, 2013 11:56 AM
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Plus more lovely words from Chaz Ebert to her late husband Roger from the Cannes Film Festival.

American Cinematheque Honors Roger Ebert With Film Series

  • By Matt Singer
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  • May 14, 2013 11:55 AM
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"The Great Movies" kicks off on May 24th with a 70mm screening of Alfred Hitchcock's "Vertigo."

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