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UPDATE: You can win Fresno Filmworks tickets

The randomly selected winner of the Fresno Filmworks tickets is dave filipczak . Thank you to everyone who responded.

ORIGINAL POST: This month’s presentation by Fresno Filmworks, “Life Itself,” looks at the life of film critic Roger Ebert. Screenings will be at 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. Friday at the Tower Theatre, 815 E Olive Ave.

Director Steve James looks at both Ebert’s career and his health battles. It’s based on Ebert’s memoir.

You can win a pair of tickets to see the film.

The winner of the tickets will be determined by a random drawing of all of those who leave comments by noon Aug. 7. The winner will be notified that day. The winner gets one pair of tickets.

Good luck. Contest rules are below.

Only readers who submit a comment on this post are eligible. Winners will be chosen at random and notified by e-mail at the end of each giveaway period. No substitutions or transfer of winners/prizes. Prizes are not redeemable for cash. Some prizes may have due dates for redemption/use. Employees and immediate family of The Fresno Bee, and any/all of the participating giveaway sponsors, are not eligible to win. By accepting a giveaway, recipient consents to allow the use of his/her name and/or photograph for advertising or similar promotions without further compensation. Winner releases all sponsors of liability regarding use and enjoyment of the prizes. Tax liabilities and insurance, if any, are sole responsibility of the winner. No purchase necessary to win.

Responses to "UPDATE: You can win Fresno Filmworks tickets"

dave filipczak says:

Having grown up in Chicago, I remember how Gene Siskel (The Chicago Tribune) and Ebert (The Chicago Sun-Times) would argue in print, television and radio. It was funny but also educational! The two had such love for film that they wanted to impart to everyone they could. When Siskel died, Roger Ebert took up the cause of film and why we should support it with such vigor. I look forward to this movie and hope everyone that can show up on Friday and enjoy the thoughts of Roger Ebert.

DAVE says:

Thanks so much….I look forward to the movie tonight!

PTolentino says:

I would always like to hear his comments on the screenings, not that I would always agree with his rating of the movies.

Tommie Martinez says:

I only remember seeing Siskel and Ebert dialoguing on TV rating the latest movies….yes, those are my earliest memories of Ebert!

Michael Abat says:

Ebert put me on to movies I would have never watched. Hoop Dreams remains one of my favorite movies ever.

Jasmine says:

Toward the end of his life Ebert used Twitter and blogging as his platforms for social commentary. He wrote some of the most insightful things and I miss reading his posts. I’m excited to see this movie.

Kris Nasse says:

I loved Siskel and Ebert growing up. It was great when they disagreed and you could tell they really were speaking their minds. Looking forward to this movie!

Kim says:

Would love to see this film.

Danielle says:

I remember when I was a kid watching Siskel and Ebert on tv. They were always so spot on with their critiques. Such a wonderful duo is missed. I would love to attend the movie!

Pat Dodds says:

I’m wondering if the movie mentions Roger Ebert’s screenwriting credit for Russ Meyer’s 1970 classic “Beyond the Valley of the Dolls.”

Jeanne Antrim says:

Thumbs up to Roger Ebert!

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