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.
DVD and Blu-Ray special features include an interview with Director Steve James, deleted scenes, the featurettes “AXS TV: A look at Life Itself” and “Sundance Tribute,” and a theatrical trailer. At RogerEbert.com, Brian Tallerico describes those extras in detail.
In a new video interview for Reverse Shot, Steve James and film critic Eric Hynes pay homage to the Siskel & Ebert television show, discussing film criticism, why he loves directing documentaries, and the ups and downs of awards campaigning, and much more.
Over at MovieMaker.com, Steve James' enjoyable conversation from this summer with David Sterritt was published online: "Taking it Personally: On Life Itself and Missing Roger Ebert".
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