Stevie (2003)

Stevie
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 2hr 20mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords court, crime, culture, docu-reality, documentary, family, police, poverty, rural
Status Released
US Release Date
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Stevie Fielding Actor Himself 1 1000001
Steve James Actor Himself 1 1000002
Verna Hagler Actor Herself 1 1000003
Bernice Hagler Actor Herself 1 1000004
Brenda Hickam Actor Herself 1 1000005
Doug Hickam Actor Himself 1 1000006
Tonya Gregory Actor Herself 1 1000007
Steve James Director n/a 2 2000001
Adam Singer Producer n/a 3 3000001
Steve James Producer n/a 3 3000002
Gordon Quinn Producer n/a 3 3000003
Gordon Quinn Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Robert May Executive Producer n/a 174 3000005
Peter Gilbert Co-Producer n/a 170 3000006
Kathryn Tucker Associate Producer n/a 171 3000007
Karen Larson Production Manager n/a 305 5000001
Dana Kupper Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Gordon Quinn Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Peter Gilbert Cinematographer n/a 402 6000003
Steve James Editor n/a 172 7000001
William Haugse Editor n/a 172 7000002
Dirk Powell Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Linda Cohen Music Supervisor n/a 120872 8000002
Adam Singer Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Tom Yore Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Synopsis
Documentarian Steve James, who directed "Hoop Dreams" in 1994, embarked on a new mission the following year. In 1995, he returned to rural Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young male to whom he had served as mentor and Big Brother, ten years earlier. James intended to capture the happy reunion on camera. What he discovers, instead, is a grown-up, Stevie, who is utterly impoverished and living in a trailer-park. The filmmaker embarks on a quest to uncover what exactly happened to Stevie over the past ten years; as well, James tries to understand the forces that ultimately shaped Stevie's life and turned it into the dour existence that it has become. Part way through the filming, Stevie is arrested and charged with a serious crime that rips his family apart. That which was intended 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 accepting the crime that Stevie has committed, while trying to understand the person who has become.