In 1995, director Steve James (of 'Hoop Dreams') returned to rural Southern Illinois to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young boy to whom he had been an "Advocate Big Brother" ten years earlier. Documentary [USA:R, 2 h 20 min] Steve James, Stephen Fielding, Tonya Gregory, Bernice Hagler Director: Steve James IMDb rating: ★★★★★★★★☆☆ 8.0 /10 (2,220 votes) He began a film, a search, to discover not only what had happened to Stevie over the past ten years but to understand the forces that had shaped his entire life. It ends up being a film about a sex offender where part of the goal of the film was not to whitewash his life or his crime.”The film turned out to be a much more ambitious and difficult project than he initially anticipated. In its excruciating authenticity, STEVIE provides insight into the complexities of the human condition, and raises the question of personal responsibility to an almost unbearable degree. Check out the latest photos and bios of the cast and filmmakers of Stevie. Stevie | STEVIE is non-fiction filmmaking at its bravest and most merciless. Directed by Steve James. "I just don't know what it is about Stevie, but I love him," says his longtime girlfriend Tonya Gregory. Stevie movie cast and actor biographies. He was arrested again for not notifying authorities that he was leaving illinois. With Steve James, Stephen Fielding, Tonya Gregory, Bernice Hagler. All sex offenders are supposed to notify authorities of their whereabouts. Package Dimensions : 7.32 x 4.19 x 1.12 inches; 7.36 Ounces Director : Steve James Run time : 2 hours and 20 minutes Release date : September 9, 2003 Date First Available : September 29, 2006 Actors : Steve James, Stephen Fielding, Tonya Gregory, Bernice Hagler, Verna Hagler Studio : Lions Gate Producers : Adam Singer, Gordon Quinn, Kathryn Tucker, Marianne Dambro, Peter … Stevie was the winner of numerous festival awards, including the 2002 Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival's Joris Ivens Award, given to that year's top documentary. I have no idea. In the film's best scene, Stevie and Tonya head to Chicago to see Steve and Judy, and they stop to see Tonya's best friend Patricia. Several times in Stevie, director Steve James directly acknowledges his own ethical precariousness in making the film, and the line-straddling he does between self-professed benefactor to subject Stevie Fielding, and exploitative filmmaker.The access gained by James allows for an incredibly full picture of Fielding, which has the unsettling effect of blurring … Since then? Join Facebook to connect with Tonya Gregory and others you may know. “My collaborators said, ‘You haven’t seen him in ten years, you should film yourself a little bit with him. Tonya Gregory is on Facebook. That was in 2010. The film was a 2003 nominee for Best Documentary at the Sundance … He went to tennessee. “Stevie” (2012) James initially started out thinking of “Stevie” as a short film, which was also how “Hoop Dreams” began.

He has been released from prison and is currently homeless in Nashville, Tennessee.

Most probably, the film concludes--and so do we--Stevie is guilty of that and much else.For some, Stevie will be the ultimate loser and maybe the ultimate nightmare: poor white trailer trash living in a nondescript rural town (Pomona, Ill.), with a physically challenged girlfriend and a … The cast of Stevie - 2002 includes: Stephen Fielding as himself Tonya Gregory as herself Bernice Hagler as herself Verna Hagler as herself Brenda Hickam …