'Hoop Dreams' director Steve James to speak at CU

The University of Colorado’s Conference on World Affairs Athenaeum will host director and producer Steve James for a free film screening and public talk Jan. 29 and 31. There also will be a free student-only dinner with James on Jan. 30. Students who want to attend the dinner must RSVP to ath@colorado.edu.
 
In conjunction with the International Film Series, the CWA Athenaeum will screen "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. in Muenzinger Auditorium. The free screening will be followed by a Q&A session with James.
 
On Thursday, Jan. 31, a free public talk by James, “It’s a Mad Mad Filmmaking World: The Art of Self-Unemployment,” will be held in the University Memorial Center Ballroom at 7 p.m. Both events are free and open to the public.
 
James served as director, producer and co-editor of "Hoop Dreams," which was nominated for an Academy Award and won every major critics award in 1994. He has had five feature films selected for the Sundance Film Festival, including: "Stevie," "No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson" and most recently in 2011, "The Interrupters." James is currently in pre-production on "Life Itself," a documentary on Roger Ebert based on the memoir written by Ebert.
 
The CWA Athenaeum Series is a student-run offshoot of the Conference on World Affairs. The program brings acclaimed presenters to campus to interact with CU students in classes throughout the academic year.  Athenaeum programs also each include a public event, which is always free and open to all.

 

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