Documentary Filmmaker Steve James to Speak at
Energy BBDO Creative Salon
Chicago Director Steve James, well known for his groundbreaking 1994 documentary "Hoop Dreams" who has recently added another acclaimed doc, "The Interrupters" (2011) to his resume, will speak at the Energy BBDO Chicago Creative Salon, February 9th.
"Hoop Dreams," which chronicles six years in the lives of two young athletes from Chicago with NBA aspirations, offers a rare, multidimensional view of life in the inner city. The film won every major critics award, a Peabody, and a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award, and was described by Roger Ebert as "one of the greatest movie-going experiences of my lifetime."
James's latest work, "The Interrupters," which follows three former gang members working with the local CeaseFire program to intervene in violent conflicts in the community. The film premiered last year at the Sundance Film Festival and has gone on to receive widespread critical acclaim. Reader critic J.R. Jones writes, "You couldn't ask for a more thoughtful or moving examination of a more profound American problem."
James is represented for commercial work at bicoastal Nonfiction Unlimited. His projects there have included those for Adidas, Ford, the Olympic Committee and Visa.
Energy BBDO's Creative Salon features inspiring talks with some of Chicago's most creative icons. Beer, wine and light appetizers will be served. James will speak beginning at 4 p.m. CST at the agency's office in the Wrigley Building, 410 N. Michigan Ave., 9th Floor, Chicago.
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Steve James will speak Thursday, February 9th, 2012, beginning at 4 p.m. CST