Now showing: Movshovitz remembers Ebert

By Staff

Howie Movshovitz
Howie Movshovitz, CU Denver’s director of film education in the College of Arts and Media, first met renowned film critic and author Roger Ebert more than 40 years ago, and remained friends until Ebert died in April 2013.

Because of their history, Movshovitz was interviewed and appears in a new documentary about Ebert. The movie, “Life Itself,” directed by Steve James ("Hoop Dreams," 1994), includes interviews with Ebert; his wife, Chaz Ebert; Ebert's late TV partner Gene Siskel; director Martin Scorsese; and other notables.

Movshovitz discusses Ebert’s participation in the Conference on World Affairs at CU-Boulder. “During the interview for the movie,” Movshovitz said, “I talked about how Roger conducted his Conference film conversations -- with 300 people in the dark.”

Based on Ebert’s best-selling memoir of the same name, the movie explores his work and legacy.