Legendary documentary filmmaker Steve James joins the show to talk with Sam about his extraordinary career, his masterpiece “Hoop Dreams,” his film about the late Roger Ebert, his new film, “Abacus: Small Enough to Jail,” as well as his intimate approach to making films about complex subjects.
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If you’re interested in learning more about Kartemquin, check out their website here. If you’re interested in watching films from their wonderful catalogue, here’s a screening series put on by UCLA that’s happening now.
Music by Vanilla.
Original illustration by Krishna Shenoi.
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