Steve James and Chaz Ebert on ‘Life Itself’

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Director and producer Steve James and Chaz Ebert tell Kim Masters about the journey of adapting Roger Ebert’s memoir, Life Itself to a documentary. Roger Ebert and his wife Chaz were both on board with the idea of working with James, and filming began in late 2012. But as Roger’s health slipped into a sudden decline, everyone involved had to adapt their plans. Even in very difficult, personal moments, Roger Ebert encouraged James to keep the camera rolling. He passed away just a few months into production.

Banner Image: Chaz Ebert and Steve James, director of Life Itself



Kim Masters


Kaitlin Parker