a note on ‘Life Itself’

If you ever followed Roger Ebert’s movie reviews, you might like to know there’s a documentary being made about him.  It’s being done by Steve James, the director of two projects that Ebert loved (“Hoop Dreams” and “The Interrupters”).  James is raising money to finish the post-production of “Life Itself” at Indiegogo http://igg.me/at/EbertMovie, and if you have the notion, check out or pass the link along.

I’ve written as much before: “At the Movies” with Siskel and Ebert (and then later Ebert with others) wasn’t a constant for me due to syndication weirdness, but as a kid who never had cable it was the most intelligent and thoughtful commentary around.  And even when I was able to see what cable had to offer, it retained those qualities.

Oh, and since I’m out of days on my page-a-day calendar, I guess it’s a new year.  I’ll miss that last Dilbert strip I’d colored in, but I suppose I could always just create my own.


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