Hot docs and Canadian International Documentary Festival present Stevie a documentary that Steve James describes as “the hardest and deepest documentary he has ever made. Steve James is this year's 2016 Hot Docs Outstanding Career Achievement Award Winner and he will be at the screening.
“Like Hoop Dreams, Steve James' second feature began as an idea for a short film. Ten years after moving to Chicago to start his filmmaking career, James returned to Southern Illinois to reconnect with 26-year-old Stevie Fielding. Fielding was 11 when James, a university student at the time, was assigned to him as a Big Brother. Shortly after Fielding and James reconnect, Fielding is charged with molesting his eight-year-old cousin, and James once again becomes a surrogate brother amidst distraught family members and Stevie's troubled past and present. Addressing the ethical implications of his role within the film, James opens up the cycles of abuse that shaped his "little brother's" life, creating an emotionally devastating and morally complex story about regret and resolution.” Alexander Rogalski
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