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  • An eye on the unconventional: 'Life Itself,' 'Citizenfour'

    An eye on the unconventional: 'Life Itself,' 'Citizenfour'
    Getting rabid Chicago Bulls fan Gene Siskel to see "Hoop Dreams" was easy enough, but talking fellow film critic Roger Ebert into slotting a three-hour sports-focused documentary into his Sundance schedule was no mean feat.
  • Louder Than a Bomb about to blow up

    Louder Than a Bomb about to blow up
    A noted Chicago poet named Carl Sandburg once wrote, "I'm an idealist. I don't know where I'm going, but I'm on the way," and so there sat one evening last week a somewhat less well-known Chicago poet named Kevin Coval, who is certainly on his way. If...

    Streetball showdown: Ball Up All Stars have their own 'Hoop Dreams'

    Streetball showdown: Ball Up All Stars have their own 'Hoop Dreams'
    On Saturday, the Ball Up Summer Tour, featuring the Ball Up All Stars, visits Chicago to challenge the city's best street basketball players. First, there's an open tryout at 11 a.m. in Foster Park. Then, those chosen for the Chicago team will take on...

    Chaz Ebert reflects on her late husband, Roger

    Chaz Ebert reflects on her late husband, Roger
    The documentary "Life Itself" is about the life, career, death and legacy of film critic Roger Ebert but, as the title implies, also much more. It is about the role of work and love and passion and ideas in the living of one's life, all the things that...

    Roger Ebert doc 'Life Itself' deserves a thumbs up

    Roger Ebert doc 'Life Itself' deserves a thumbs up
    Critics review films, sometimes they even appear in films, but films are not made about them. Roger Ebert, however, did things his own way, and "Life Itself," a fine and moving new documentary that tells his story, shows us how and why he stood out....