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Steve James is best known for directing Hoop Dreams, winner of every major critics prize including a Peabody and Robert F. Kennedy Award. Other films include festival winner Stevie, which landed on a dozen year-end ten best lists; the acclaimed miniseries The New Americans; At the Death House Door, which won numerous festival awards and was James’ fourth film short-listed for an Academy Award; No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson for ESPN’s Peabody winning “30 for 30” series; and The Interrupters, James’ fifth film to premiere at Sundance, winner of the Independent Spirit Award, a duPont-Columbia Journalism Award, the two top Cinema Eye Awards and numerous festival prizes.  It was the top documentary in the end of the year national critics’ polls for both IndieWire and the Village Voice. The New York Times’ Manohla Dargis calls it, “A hard wallop of a documentary… Mr. James has put a face to a raging epidemic and an unforgivable American tragedy.”


  1. Kartemquin Films