June 2018 archive

Video: Share Your Empathy on Roger’s Birthday

In celebration of Roger’s 76th birthday today, we’ve decided to highlight some of the principles that my late husband stood for and championed throughout his life. The following video includes footage from our inaugural #day4empathy on April 4th. We encourage you to share your empathy with others today, while remembering Roger’s advice for future generations: …

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What would Roger have done?

Roger Ebert was born on this day in 1942, and died a little over five years ago. I owe a good part of my success to reading and watching Roger, emulating as many of his lessons as I could, and later, being championed by him. Roger was a compassionate and thoughtful person who knew how …

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Video: Roger Ebert on 11th Hour

Today, Monday, June 18, would have been my late husband’s 76th birthday. Some of the things I most admired about him were his intelligence, curiosity, and above all else, his amazing capacity to empathize with others and show compassion. The following speech was delivered by Roger on April 4th, 1994, as part of Colorado Public Television’s “11th Hour” series, dedicated to recording …

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Thumbnails Special Edition: Where Are Our Diverse Voices in Film Criticism

This special edition of Thumbnails spotlights the efforts being made to amplify diverse voices in film criticism following Dr Stacy L. Smith’s report from USC’s Annenberg Inclusion Initiative.  The lack of diversity among film critics is now under a microscope and some initiatives were announced at the Women in Film Crystal + Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills last …

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The Unloved, Part 54: Daniel

A friend’s father died a short while just before I made this and it made me think about the things we miss, who we become while people turn away from us, for a moment or forever. What kind of artist we can be when no one watches what we do.  “Daniel” should have been a …

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