Milos Stehlik Interviews Filmmaker Steve James on his Series "America to Me"

WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Milos Stehlik / WBEZ
WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik at the 71st Cannes Film Festival.
WBEZ film contributor Milos Stehlik at the 71st Cannes Film Festival. Milos Stehlik / WBEZ

Milos Stehlik Interviews Filmmaker Steve James on his Series "America to Me"

Milos Stehlik, WBEZ film contributor and director at Facets Chicago, interviews the world’s great filmmakers. Today, he sits down with Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, Steve James to discuss his new Starz original documentary series, “America to Me”. Over the course of a school year, James will follow students, teachers, and administrators at Oak Park and River Forest High School in Chicago’s suburbs. Oak Park is conventionally known as a bastion of progressivism and inclusion, but with a closer look, James reveals the same fissures of race, class and privilege, like in most of America. James is best known for the 1994 Academy Award-nominated documentary “Hoop Dreams”, and “Life Itself”, the biopic of late film critic Roger Ebert.