The Indie Film Corner: ‘Life Itself’

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The USCB Center for the Arts presents the Indie Film “Life Itself” on Monday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

Acclaimed director Steve James (“Hoop Dreams”) and executive producers Martin Scorsese (“The Departed”) and Steven Zaillian (“Moneyball”) present “Life Itself,” a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert — a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent.

Based on his best-selling memoir of the same name, “Life Itself” explores the legacy of Roger Ebert’s life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America.

“James cuts — as in all of his best work — straight to the human heart of the matter, celebrating both the writer and the man, the one inseparable from the other, largely in Ebert’s own words,” writes Scott Foundas of Variety.

“Far more than just a tribute to the career of the world’s most famous and influential film critic, the often revelatory ‘Life Itself’ is also a remarkably intimate portrait of a life well lived — right up to the very last moment,” according to Bruce Ingram of the Chicago Sun-Times.

Tickets are adults $7, senior $6, students $7. USCB Center for the Arts is located at 801 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC, 29902. Contact the box office at 843-521-4145 or email bhargrov@uscb.edu or visit www.uscbcenterforthearts.com.