New Video: Steve James on Allen Iverson

Click here to check out a new video on Kartemquin's YouTube channel from the Chicago "sneak preview" of Steve James' highly anticipated No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson at the Gene Siskel Film Center. In the video, Steve James discusses why he decided to return to his hometown of Hampton, Virginia to pursue this story, and the strong emotions he encountered when trying to investigate the racial conflict that divided the town. Also featured in the video are the film's Co-Producer Adam Singer, Assistant Editor Leslie Simmer, Post-Production Supervisor Liz Kaar, and Kartemquin's Executive Director Justine Nagan. Continued

No Crossover SXSW World Premiere date announced!

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson will have it's world premiere at the 2010 South by Southwest Film Festival on March 14th at 11am. Director Steve James will attend, along with Executive Producer Gordon Quinn, Producers Emily Hart and Adam Singer, Cinematographer Keith Walker and Post-production Supervisor Liz Kaar. A second screening will also take place on March 19th at 2:45pm. Click here to watch the trailer. Continued

No Crossover to play at Dallas and Cleveland Film Festivals

No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson was one of ten films revealed to be playing at the 2010 Dallas International Film Festival (April 8-18) this week. Check the website for more details. The date for the screening is still to be announced. The film's World Premiere is at SXSW in March, and it will also play twice at the Cleveland International Film Festival on March 20th and March 21st. Steve James will attend each screening. More festival dates for the spring will be announced soon. Watch this space!   Continued

An exclusive sneak peek at Prisoner of Her Past

The trailer for Kartemquin's new 2010 release Prisoner of Her Past will be made exclusively available this week to subscribers to the Kartemquin newsletter. If you'd like to be the among the first to see the trailer, please sign up here. All new sign-ups this week will be sent the newsletter containing a link to the video and a password to enter. There's also an exclusive interview with Steve James on his new film No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson and a review of new DVD Taylor Chain Parts I & II. Don't miss out!   Continued

No Crossover is a 'Slam Dunk'

In a "Grade A" review True/Slant's Piet Levy stated that Steve James' No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson "is a complex, thought-provoking film with no easy answers, but plenty of challenging questions. Kudos to James for asking them." Read the review here. Director Steve James (Hoop Dreams) attended Sunday's sold-out screening at the Gene Siskel Film Center, and will again present a 'sneak peek' of the film on Thursday February 4th at 8:15pm. Get tickets here. Continued

15 years later, Hoop Dreams is still a hit in Evanston... and Beijing!

An engaged and enthusiastic audience ventured out into the cold to watch Kartemquin's classic 1994 documentary Hoop Dreams in Evanston, IL yesterday. What was most notable about the crowd was the number of families with young children in attendance, clearly showing the continuing legacy of this great film. After the screening finished, the film's stars William Gates and Arthur Agee took part in a lengthy question and answer session, before autographing postcards and posters for the delighted fans, both old and new. For photographs of this and other Hoop Dreams anniversary events, please visit our Facebook page. Continued