(born 1955) is an American film producer and director of several documentaries, including the award-winning Hoop Dreams and Stevie. He is also the director of the 1997 feature film Prefontaine. His newest film, The Interrupters, a portrayal of a year inside the lives of former gang members in Chicago, who now intervene in violent conflicts, was released in January 2011, after premiering at the Sundance Film Festival. The film is his sixth feature length collaboration with his long-time filmmaking home, the non-profit Chicago production studio Kartemquin Films, and is also his fifth feature to be accepted into the Sundance Film Festival. On September 7, 2012, it was announced via social networking site Twitter that James would be involved in the making of a documentary on the life of film critic Roger Ebert.
05/09 (Chicago Tribune) Robert K. Elder talks with the filmmakers of "At the Death House Door." A documentary about a death row chaplain, Rev. Carroll Pickett, in Texas who was... - 05.09.2008, Submission
Acclaimed documentary filmmaker Steve James (Hoop Dreams, Stevie) discusses legendary basketball superstar Allen Iverson, the subject of his new film "No Crossover: The Trial of... - 02.25.2010, YouTube
01.08.2012 [slantmagazine] - Hoop Dreams (Steve James, 1994). Hoop Dreams is a four-hour documentary about the modest rise and fall of two teenaged basketball prodigies in inner-city Chicago. It's also more classically well composed than 99% of conventional narrative fiction—in