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'Life Itself' turns lens on Roger Ebert at AFI Docs

Movie critics are like Roman emperors, holding their fists out to command a chanting crowd with the drama of a thumbs-up or thumbs-down. But the cinematic arena is no Coliseum; it's a movie palace. And our beloved Caesar, the purveyor of so many thumbs, was Roger Ebert.

Friday - 06/20/2014, 10:12am EDT

Tags: jason fraley, gene siskel, Roger Ebert, AFI Silver Theatre

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AFI Silver Theatre celebrates its 75th anniversary

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley marks 75 years of movies at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, Md.

Friday - 09/13/2013, 09:54am EDT

Tags: AFI Silver Theatre, Movies, classic movies, jason fraley

AFI DOCS documentary festival kicks off with new name, new locations

WTOP Film Critic Jason Fraley previews AFI DOCS, which runs from June 19 to June 23.

Wednesday - 06/19/2013, 10:28am EDT

Tags: Movies, silverdocs, Silverdocs Documentary Festival, AFI Silver Theater, documentaries

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