With director Steve James in person
Moderated by Jeff Reichert, co-editor of Reverse Shot
Dir. Steve James. 2002, 140 mins. Digital projection. In 1995, Steve James returned to Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, for whom the filmmaker once served as an advocate Big Brother. He finds that the once difficult, awkward child has turned into an angry and troubled young man. Partway through filming, Stevie is arrested and charged with a serious crime. What was intended as a modest profile turns into a bracingly intimate four year chronicle of Stevie, his broken family, the criminal justice system, and the filmmaker himself, as they all struggle to come to terms with what Stevie has done and who he has become.
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