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Roger Ebert and Gene Siskel first championed my film, ‘Hoop Dreams,’ which was essential to its success. Roger remained a great supporter of my work…
It was no accident that I made ‘Hoop Dreams’ because it concerned a sport that I loved and hoped would be my dream, however far-fetched…
I love the idea of sharing some of what we find in the research phase with a select community of people early on as a…
I think when people go into something for the right reasons, you’re going to get a better film; you’re going to get more intimacy and…
I am deeply honored to be making ‘Life Itself,’ a documentary on the life of Roger Ebert, and to have had the full cooperation and…
From a young age, I wanted to play in the NBA. Oh well… It was when I was a senior in college that I fell…
For most of my films, I’ve had to go out and start shooting before I could get the rest of the funding. That was the…
It’s usually human drama that carries with it issues of race or class that attracts me. That was certainly the case with ‘No Crossover.’
You kind of form a bond with your subjects, in a way. You’re in it together. To a degree that people don’t realize, documentary films…
I’m endlessly fascinated with the ways families work and the ways they don’t.
One of the differences between real documentaries and reality television, besides the artificial construct of reality television, is that the people who are recruited to…
‘Generation Food’ is a collaboration between myself and author/activist Raj Patel that will tell stories about efforts around the world to try to solve the…
Generally, I don’t like publicity on docs in progress, much less ones that are only in development; I’ve always tried to stay under the radar…
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