February 13, 2014 9:56 am
We are thrilled to report that the work of Steve James will be honored at the 2014 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. "Full Frame has always been one of my absolute favorite festivals because of its devotion to artistic and challenging documentaries and to making filmmakers feel loved and appreciated,” says Steve James, “That love extends from the passionate festivalgoers to Full Frame’s incredible staff and programmers. It is both thrilling and humbling to attend this year and receive this tribute.” In addition to having screened many of his films over the years, Full Frame previously invited Steve James to curate the festival's thematic program in 2009, where he showcased a series on sports documentaries. Acclaimed filmmaker Lucy Walker will be curating a complementary film series for the 2014 thematic program, which will examine the role of the subject in documentary film. As director of programming Sadie Tillery explains, “There’s a deep tie between our Thematic Program and Tribute this year in that Steve James is responsible for introducing audiences to some of the most memorable documentary subjects of all time. We’re proud to recognize his remarkable films and the powerful stories he’s captured over the years.” Particularly through the lens established by Walker's thematic program, this retrospective of James' work will allow audiences to revisit some of his most widely admired titles with the subjects in attendance, such as The Interrupters, Reel Paradise, At the Death House Door, Stevie, and the newly restored master of Hoop Dreams. Join Steve James and Kartemquin's Artistic Director Gordon Quinn in Durham, N.C., from April 3-6, for the 17th Annual Full Frame Documentary Film Festival. The complete schedule of films will be announced March 13th. Festival passes are available for purchase at http://www.fullframefest.org, and Individual tickets go on sale March 27th.