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The purpose of civilization and growth is to be able to reach out and empathize with other people…For me the movies are like a machine that generates empathy.  — Roger EbertToday marks the one year anniversary of Roger Ebert’s death and RogerEbert.com has posted a variety of pieces that look at his life, legacy, and impact.  Among many of the pieces available, is an interview with director, Steve James, who adapted Ebert’s memoir Life Itself into a documentary of the same title that premiered during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.Celebrate the life and legacy of Roger Ebert through the many contributed pieces here and look out for Life Itself in theatres this summer.Top image:  Roger Ebert on The Illusionist press line during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival (Photo by Clayton Chase/WireImage)Bottom image:  Director Steve James with Chaz Ebert during the 2014 premiere of Life Itself (Photo by Kristin Murphy/WireImage)

The purpose of civilization and growth is to be able to reach out and empathize with other people…For me the movies are like a machine that generates empathy.  — Roger Ebert

Today marks the one year anniversary of Roger Ebert’s death and RogerEbert.com has posted a variety of pieces that look at his life, legacy, and impact.  Among many of the pieces available, is an interview with director, Steve James, who adapted Ebert’s memoir Life Itself into a documentary of the same title that premiered during the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.

Celebrate the life and legacy of Roger Ebert through the many contributed pieces here and look out for Life Itself in theatres this summer.

Top image:  Roger Ebert on The Illusionist press line during the 2006 Sundance Film Festival (Photo by Clayton Chase/WireImage)
Bottom image:  Director Steve James with Chaz Ebert during the 2014 premiere of Life Itself (Photo by Kristin Murphy/WireImage)

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