Life Itself now available on DVD and Blu-Ray

Use Coupon Code Ebertmovie2015 to get 15% off the Blu-Ray and DVD of Life Itself, our award-winning documentary on Roger Ebert, before the end of February 2015 at the Kartemquin Store. Voted Best Documentary of 2014 by The Broadcast Film Critics Association (Critic’s Choice Awards), The National Board of Review, and The Producers Guild of America, and multiple other critics' associations, the film is also available for digital download on iTunes. Continued

Farewell 2014; Hello 2015!

A record-breaking year for Kartemquin saw six of our documentary projects have world premieres in 2014: Life Itself at Sundance Film Festival in January. The Homestretch at Hot Docs in April. On Beauty at Chicago International Film Festival in October. The School Project simultaneously on the web, TV and with a live event at Chicago History Museum in October. Almost There at DOC NYC in November. Saving Mes Aynak at IDFA in November. Continued

More awards for Life Itself!

Life Itself has continued its run of year-end acclaim, garnering a nomination for Best Documentary of 2014 from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, and also the following distinctions: Winner: Best Documentary - Chicago Film Critics Association. Winner: Best Documentary - Online Film Critics Association. Winner: Best Documentary - Washington DC Area Film Critics. Winner: Best Documentary - African-American Film Critics Association. Winner: Best Documentary - New York Online Film Critics. Winner: Best Documentary - Boston Online Film Critics. Winner: Best Documentary - Indiana Film Journalists Association. Runner-up: Best Documentary - Los Angeles Film Critics. Nominee: Best Documentary - Detroit Film Critics Society. Nominee: Best Documentary - St. Louis Film Critics. Nominee: Best Documentary - Phoenix Film Critics. Continued

Oscar Shortlist, CNN air date and National Board of Review Award for Life Itself

Life Itself has been named on the Academy Awards shortlist for Best Documentary Feature. Today CNN also announced that January 4th, 9pm ET will see the broadcast television premiere of the film, which depicts the life and last days of Pulitzer Prize winning film critic Roger Ebert. Life Itself was also honored today as Best Documentary of the year by the National Board of Review, and was yesterday nominated for Best Documentary of the year by the Producers Guild of America. Continued

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