Roger Ebert Presents At the Movies will begin this January on WTTW Chicago, the same station that presented the legendary film critic’s original series, Opening Soon at a Theater Near You and Sneak Previews, alongside the late Gene Siskel.
The film critic announced his new show earlier this month and said he will be joined on-screen by a host of reviewers, including the Associated Press’s Christy Lemirer, and Elvis Mitchell of NPR. Ebert, who lost his lower jaw and speaking ability to throat cancer, plans to appear in segments on the program through a computerized voice.
Check out a preview of the show below and keep an eye out for Ebert’s trademark thumbs up for the upcoming Independent Lens program 45365, which appears at roughly four minutes into the clip.
“THE WAY WE GET BY leaves your heart a little tender for whatever is missing in the lives of these three remarkably empathetic Mainers.” Read full review >>
“Director Ramin Bahrani made his debut with Man Push Cart… Ebert saw an artist, full stop… Bahrani’s ability to work with actors has grown by leaps and bounds, his visual style has become more fluid and his storytelling ever more assured.” Read more >>
“GARBAGE DREAMS is an excellent film, and it leaves you thinking about every cup, straw wrapper and paper towel you use.” Read full review >>
“UNMISTAKEN CHILD: A documentary about a Buddhist monk who devotes his life to finding the reincarnation of his dead master. Scoff now; you won’t feel so smug after you’ve seen the movie.” Read full review >>