Roger Ebert Documentary Producers Launch Crowdfunding Campaign

By Dave McNary Film Reporter, The producers of the Roger Ebert documentary “Life Itself” have launched a crowdfunding campaign to help finish the film.

The producers are seeking $150,000 through the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform, with the campaign ending Dec. 20. Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) is directing and Martin Scorsese is exec producing.

For a $25 donation, the campaign is offering a private streaming link to view the film in advance of its theatrical release, planned for early next year. Fans willing to pay the top amount of $5,000 will be treated to a screening at Chicago’s Lake Theatre, where Ebert reviewed films.

“Everyone, everywhere will have the ability to support the film and participate in its actual premiere,” the filmmakers said. “This is exactly what Roger stood for and exactly what Roger would have wanted: accessibility for all.”
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