In 1995, Director Steve James (Hoop Dream) returned to rural Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young boy he had been an Advocate Big Brother to ten years earlier. He began a film to discover the forces that had shaped Stevie's entire life. Part way through the filming, Stevie is arrested and charged with a serious crime that tears his family apart. What was to be a modest profile turns into an intimate four and a half year chronicle of Stevie, his broken family, the criminal justice system and the filmmaker himself, as they all struggle with what Stevie has done and who he has become.

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91% TOMATOMETER

  • Average 7.6/10
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Critics Consensus: Poignant documentary that's hard to forget.

Information

Studio
Lionsgate
Genre
Documentary
Released
Copyright
© 2002 Kartemquin Educational Films. All Rights Reserved.

Languages

Primary
English (United States) (Stereo)

Accessibility

CC
Closed captions refer to subtitles in the available language with addition of relevant nondialogue information.

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