From the Southside to Sundance : Steve James on the story of Chicago’s race politics in “City so Real”

Produced by Kartemquin Films
This film was screened as part of the official selection at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival

Park City, Ut. | Steve James loves Chicago. The city helped to ensure his place in the pantheon of great documentarians thanks to “Hoop Dreams,” widely considered one of the greatest non-fiction films ever made. But in the twenty-five years since that documentary about inner-city high school basketball, the Windy City has continued to give James opportunities to tell its stories. There was ... more >

The Interrupters

A year in the life of a city
Directed by Steve James

An up-close journey into the strangely persisting violence encountered in our cities, The Interrupters--by producer-director Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Stevie) and author-turned-producer Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here) tells the stories of three violence Interrupters who try to protect their communities from the brutality they once were known for themselves. Shot over the course of a ... more >