The film tells the life story of renowned film fritic Roger Ebert and is directed by Steven James, who also directed the acclaimed 1994 Chicago film ''Hoop Dreams,'' a flim Ebert championed. Oscar Winner Martin Scorsese produced the documentary.
Ebert died in the Spring of 2013. The Pulitzer Prize-winning critic rendered decisions that influenced a nation of moviegoers and could sometimes make or break a film.
A crowdfunding campaign is now underway to complete ''Life Itself,'' and there are many perks given to donors depending on the level of support.
The deadline to contribute to the campaign is Monday night.
To get a ticket to the exclusive Chicago premiere, a link to a live stream of the Sundance debut, a DVD of the film or a t-shirt, to go www.indiegogo.com