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    Trailer: 'Head Games' (On Sports Concussion Crisis, From 'Hoop Dreams,' 'Interrupters' Director)

    He directed 2 of the most reverred documentaries made in the last 20 years (you'll likely find both of them on many lists of top documentaries of all time - 1994's Hoop Dreams and 2011's The Interrupters), and now director Steve James will tackle the "concussion crisis in sport...

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    To Crowdfund or Not to Crowdfund: 20 Years After Making 'Hoop Dreams,' Filmmaker Steve James Braves the New Financing World With 'Generation Food'

    I’ve never done this kind of fundraising before. But for some time I’ve been intrigued to see that people have had success with it.

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    Watch: First Trailer For 'Hoop Dreams' & 'The Interrupters' Helmer Steve James' Sports Doc 'Head Games'

    After making a name for himself with the Oscar-nominated "Hoop Dreams," considered one of the best sports documentaries of all time, filmmaker Steve James followed it up with sports-oriented films like "Prefontaine," "Passing Glory" and "Joe And Max." Last yea...

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    Steve James' Sports Doc 'Head Games' Coming to Theaters this September [Trailer]

    Steve James' documentary "Head Games" has been acquired by Variance Films for a September 21 release. James ("Hoop Dreams," "The Interrupters") looks at the concussion crisis in American sports, and asks the question, “How much of you are you willing to lose f...

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    'Hoop Dreams' & 'The Interrupters' Director Steve James Tackles 'Generation Food' Next

    We certainly didn’t hide our love for documentarian Steve James’ film, “The Interrupters,” in 2011 – it was mentioned on at least one Playlist member's best of 2011 list coverages and we were a little bummed it didn’t receive any Oscar love – and his 199...

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    Award-Winning Director Of 'Hoop Dreams' & 'The Interrupters' Tackling Global Food System Next

    He directed 2 of the most reverred documentaries made in the last 20 years (you'll likely find both of them on many lists of top documentaries of all time - 1994's Hoop Dreams and 2011's The Interrupters), and now director Steve James will continue his exploration of class, economic...

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    DGA Doc Nominees Give Some Love To 'The Interrupters'; Martin Scorsese, James Marsh & More Tipped

    Every year, it seems the documentary branch of the Academy goes out of their way to embarass themselves, and this year is no exception. When the shortlist for the Oscar nominees landed back in November, it was arguably more notable for what was left off the list than what was included. A number of h...

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    From 'The Tree of Life' to 'The Color Wheel,' Winners React to Topping the Indiewire Poll

    In the wake of Monday's announcement about the winners of Indiewire's year-end poll, several people responsible for films at the top of various lists provided reactions to the news.

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    Honor Roll 2011 | Steve James Talks 'The Interrupters' In His Own Words

    Steve James’ documentary "The Interrupters" has been garnering praise since premiering at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, with many calling it the best documentary of the year. Below James shares a scene from his film (produced by James and Alex Kotlowitz, whose or...

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