Night & Day Archives » Night & Day

Documenting Dreams

by

comment
Webster University has scored filmmaker Steve James for its Global Leaders in Residence program. Hoop Dreams, the feature that brought him international acclaim, tips off the corresponding film series tonight at 7 p.m. The celebrated documentary follows two black youths over the course of five years -- not only on the court, but also at family gatherings, classrooms and college-recruiting sessions -- as they chase a million-to-one shot at a career in professional sports. James' work screens for free Thursday through Sunday at Webster University's Winifred Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; 314-968-7487). Other films in the series include The Interrupters, No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson and At the Death House Door. James will be on hand for a Q&A session following Hoop Dreams and will present a documentary workshop on Saturday. Visit www.webster.edu/filmseries for details.
April 26-29, 2012

Riverfront Times works for you, and your support is essential.

Our small but mighty local team works tirelessly to bring you high-quality, uncensored news and cultural coverage of St. Louis and beyond.

Unlike many newspapers, ours is free – and we'd like to keep it that way, because we believe, now more than ever, everyone deserves access to accurate, independent coverage of their community.

Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing pledge, your support helps keep St. Louis' true free press free.