The documentary profiling the life of the late film critic Roger Ebert documentary premiered at Sundance last month.

Magnolia picked up US theatrical, VOD and home entertainment rights to Steve James’ film, which

Life Itself is a Kartemquin Films and Film Rites production in association with KatLei Productions.

Magnolia plans a summer release followed by exclusive broadcast on CNN later this year.

Magnolia negotiated the deal with Cinetic Media on behalf of Kartemquin, Film Rites, KatLei and CNN Films.

  • ABKCO Films has acquired US theatrical and home entertainment rights to Chilean filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky’s first new film in 23 years, The Dance Of Reality, and will release in May.