Director: Steve James
Though it lacks the epic sweep of Hoop Dreams, Steve James’ new documentary consolidates his commitment to socially responsible filmmaking.
It’s a portrait of a Chicago community-activist group dedicated to “interrupting” gang violence — a noble, perilous endeavor that makes for some hair-raising sequences.
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By focusing on both sides of the situation, James keeps the film from toppling over into simple, despairing civil critique.