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Monday, March 23, 2015 3:00 pm

Chicago Cultural Center - GAR Hall and Rotunda
77 East Randolph Street
Chicago, IL

The Indie Caucus, along with WTTW, WNET, PBS, POV, Independent Lens, and ITVS, will be in Chicago for the third and final stop in the National Listening Tour for Independent Films on PBS.

Hosted by
Kartemquin Films,
371 Productions,
Chicago Film Office, and
City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events

Make your voice heard on the last stop of the PBS Listening Tour in Chicago. This is your chance to help set the priorities and share ideas around strengthening viewership, distribution, and community engagement of independent film.

It's our final chance to be heard. We need YOU to be there and to speak up. Please rsvp here: https://pbslisteningtourchicago.eventbrite.com

If you are in or around Chicago, please join this important conversation.

#KTQ50: Watch No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson for free all week

From today until Friday, August 26th, the free KTQ50 film is No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson (2010). "With 'No Crossover,' James has created a picture of Iverson that appears to be closer to who he actually is than anything we've ever seen. It's at once troubling, exciting, fascinating, maddening and enlightening -- a complicated and rich film that, like its titular subject, defies categorization and offers no easy answers."
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Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:30 pm

TIFF Bell Lighthouse
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

Hot Docs presents Hoop Dreams as part of a retrospective on Steve James' career and works. Steve James is this year's 2016 Hot Docs Outstanding Career Achievement Award Winner. He will be at the screening.

Ticket information is available here. Tickets

Saturday, May 7, 2016 2:00 pm

TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

TIFF Retrospective and Hot Docs presents Hoop Dreams the monumental documentary about two ordinary inner-city kids who dare to dream the impossible - professional basketball glory - in this epic chronicle of hope and faith.
The screening is part of the
2016 Hot Docs Outstanding Career Achievement Award Winner retrospective honoring Steve James, who will be attending the screening.

“A film like Hoop Dreams is what the movies are for. It takes us, shakes us and makes us think in new ways about the world around us. It gives us the impression of having touched life itself." — Roger Ebert Originally intended as a PBS short about two kids from Chicago's projects, Hoop Dreams became a six-year observation on race, poverty, class and the American Dream. When it failed to garner an Academy Award nomination in the documentary feature category, public outcry led to an overhaul of how films are nominated. More than two decades after its 1994 release, the film's issues and themes are still incredibly relevant and the characters no less compelling. The stories of Arthur Agee and William Gates sadly reflect a reality many youth face today, where opportunity is obstructed and the hopes of many are a burden on a few.” Alexander Rogalski

To purchase tickets, please access the links here: tickets

Saturday, May 7, 2016 2:00 pm

TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West
Toronto, ON

TIFF Retrospective and Hot Docs presents Hoop Dreams the monumental documentary about two ordinary inner-city kids who dare to dream the impossible - professional basketball glory - in this epic chronicle of hope and faith.

“A film like Hoop Dreams is what the movies are for. It takes us, shakes us and makes us think in new ways about the world around us. It gives us the impression of having touched life itself." — Roger Ebert Originally intended as a PBS short about two kids from Chicago's projects, Hoop Dreams became a six-year observation on race, poverty, class and the American Dream. When it failed to garner an Academy Award nomination in the documentary feature category, public outcry led to an overhaul of how films are nominated. More than two decades after its 1994 release, the film's issues and themes are still incredibly relevant and the characters no less compelling. The stories of Arthur Agee and William Gates sadly reflect a reality many youth face today, where opportunity is obstructed and the hopes of many are a burden on a few.” Alexander Rogalski

Wednesday, May 4, 2016 1:45 am

Scotia Theatre Toronto
259 Richmond Street West
Toronto, ON

As part of their retrospective of Outstanding Achievement Award honoree Steve James, the 2016 Hot Docs festival screens No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson.

On February 13, 1993, 17-year-old Bethel High School basketball star Allen Iverson entered a Hampton, Virginia bowling alley with several classmates. It was supposed to be an ordinary evening, but it became a night that defined Iverson's young life: a quarrel soon erupted into a brawl pitting Iverson's young, black friends against a group of older white men. The fallout from the fight and the handling of the subsequent trial landed the nation's best high school athlete in jail and sharply divided the city along racial lines. Oscar nominee Steve James (Hoop Dreams) returns to his hometown of Hampton, where he once played basketball, to take a personal look at this still disputed incident and examine its impact on Iverson and the shared community.

“Commissioned by ESPN's highly regarded 30 for 30 series, James returns to his hometown of Hampton, Virginia, to revisit the trial of another Hampton native, NBA star Allen Iverson. In 1997, when Iverson was a rising high school basketball star, he became the focal point of a criminal trial that consumed their racially divided town. An incident at a local bowling alley escalated into a racial brawl. After the investigation, only four charges were laid, all against black teens. James investigates the trial and those involved, including lawyers, judges, activists and some of the accused. Despite Iverson's aversion to taking part in this film and some subjects' hesitation to dig up the past, James confronts the history of racial divisions in his hometown, asking "when it comes to our own complicated struggles with race and class, justice and injustice, retribution and redemption, what do we want our children to see?" The result is his most personal documentary to date.” Alexander Rogalski

Find out more at https://www.hotdocs.ca.

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