Steve James IDA Conversations talk with Adam Kempenaar

Saturday, June 11, 2016 2:00 pm

Claudia Cassidy Theater, Chicago Cultural Center
78 E Washington St
Chicago, IL

Kartemquin Films, the International Documentary Association and the City of Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events host the first ever IDA Conversation Series event in Chicago, an exploration of the extraordinary work and career of the Academy Award® nominated director Steve James (director of Hoop Dreams, The Interrupters, Life Itself and more). James will speak about the theme of “Craft” and storytelling techniques in a career retrospective with Adam Kempenaar, host of the weekly film podcast/WBEZ radio show Filmspotting, showing clips from several films including exclusive sneak previews of new works-in-progress.


This conversation is part of Kartemquin Films' celebration of 50 years of democracy through documentary and 50 years of filmmaking in Chicago. A full list of the events can be found here, leading up to the #KTQ50 Birthday Party on the Harris Theater rooftop on June 24th: