Steve James discusses No Crossover at SXSW

PBS interviewed director Steve James about his new film No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson after its world premiere at SXSW. Check out the brief video. No Crossover also received a fantastic review by in Slant magazine. Elise Nakhnikian writes: "As told by James and his crew, Iverson's story is a great American tragedy, a harrowing look into the gaping racial fault line that runs through America in general and Hampton, Virginia, in particular." Read the rest here. Continued

No Crossover scores with press and public at SXSW

Audiences responded strongly to Steve James' documentary No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson at its world premiere at the SXSW film festival yesterday. Here's a round-up of some early reviews: Filmmaker magazine: "Peppered with James’ own memories, voice over and on-camera reminiscences and filled with remarkable frank, candid interviews by Hampton residents, No Crossover is about a lot more than a troublemaking basketball player." Continued

The Interrupters is a finalist for SFFS Documentary Grant

Kartemquin is proud to announce that The Interrupters has been selected as one of 10 finalists for a 2010 San Francisco Film Society / Film Arts Foundation Documentary grant. The winner of the $25,000 grant will be announced on May 5 at the SFIFF53 Golden Gate Awards. Get more information. The film, directed/produced by Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Stevie, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson), and written/produced by Alex Kotlowitz (There Are No Children Here) is currently in production and will be released in 2011. Continued

Justine Nagan wins Nafziger Award for "distinguished achievement"

The University of Wisconsin at Madison has awarded Kartemquin's Executive Director Justine Nagan the 2010 Ralph O. Nafziger award for "distinguished achievement by an alumnus within 10 years of graduation." Justine, a 2000 BA graduate from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will collect the award at a dinner reception on Friday April 16th in Madison. That same weekend, Justine will also present her debut film as director, Typeface, which screens as an official selection of the 2010 Wisconsin Film Festival. Get more information. Continued

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