Steve James' documentaries tackle themes that resonate far beyond the Chicago streets, rural Illinois hamlets, and basketball courts where they were filmed. Case in point: later this month, four of James' most celebrated films will be screened in Kosovo as part of DokuFest, the International Documentary and Short Film Festival held annually in the historic city of Prizren.
This Friday, Steve James will present a special screening of The Interrupters at the University of Southern California's School of Cinematic Arts, followed by discussion with USC alum Shaft director John Singleton, and The Interrupters stars Ameena Matthews and Eddie Bocanegra. The event is now sold out. Tomorrow, Steve will also present Stevie at USC SCA (get more info & RSVP).
But if you can't attend, perhaps an online video interview of Steve James by award-winning documentary filmmaker Ondi Timoner (Dig! and We Live in Public) will help compensate!