Stevie (2002 film)

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Stevie
Stevie poster.jpg
Directed by Steve James
Produced by Steve James
Adam Singer
Gordon Quinn
Music by Dirk Powell
Cinematography Dana Kupper
Gordon Quinn
Peter Gilbert
Edited by Steve James,
Bill Haugse
Distributed by Kartemquin Films
Running time 144 min
Country United States
Language English

Stevie is a 2002 film by documentarian Steve James, and Kartemquin Films.

Content[edit]

In 1995, James returned to Pomona, a rural town in Southern Illinois, USA. After 10 years with no contact he attempts to reconnect with Stevie Fielding, a troubled young boy to whom he had been an 'Advocate Big Brother'. James's re-entry into Stevie's life is brief.

The story then picks up again about two years later after Stevie is charged with a serious crime. Through interviews with Stevie and his family and friends, James paints the portrait of a man who is still very troubled while he tries to understand what led Stevie down the path of self-destruction.

Post release[edit]

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.[1] The film was a 2003 nominee for Best Documentary at both the Sundance FIlm Festival as well as the Independent Spirit Awards.[2][3]

By decades end, Stevie was on numerous 'Best of the 2000s' list. In his list of 'Best Films of Any Genre', Ray Pride of NewCity Film, ranked "Stevie" at #19.[4][5][6] Critic Collin Souter of Efilmcritic.com named "Stevie" the best documentary of the decade.[7]

Aftermath[edit]

Stephen Fielding was scheduled to be paroled on February 15, 2007. His original ten-year sentence was completed on October 29, 2009, and he was released from the Stateville Correctional Center.

According to the Tennessee Sex Offender Registry, Stephen Fielding is currently incarcerated. According to the website, he violated his Sex Offender Registration requirements and received a suspended 11 month 29 day term.

References[edit]

  1. ^ IDFA International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam 2002. Retrieved 25 Jan. 2011.
  2. ^ Sundance-Stevie. Sundance.org. Retrieved 25 Jan. 2011.
  3. ^ Independent Spirit Awards 2011 "Twenty-Six Years of Nominees & Winners". Retrieved 25 Jan. 2011.
  4. ^ "At Zeroes End: Best Films, 2000-2009". Pride, Ray. NewCity Film.com. 21 Dec. 2009. Retrieved 25 Jan. 2011.
  5. ^ "More Top Ten From the Aughts." Filmsweep.com. 24 Dec. 2009. Retrieved 25 Jan. 2011.
  6. ^ "Top 100 of the '00s". Phipps, Keith. Untitled Keith Phipps Project. 28 Dec. 2009. Retrieved 25 Jan. 2011.
  7. ^ "Capturing the Decade: Documentaries" Souter, Collin. EFilmcritic.com. Retrieved 25 Jan. 2011.

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