This week’s NOW continues my celebration of Life Itself with an interview with Steve James, the documentary’s director and someone who directly benefited from Roger’s presence in the world, since Siskel & Ebert basically saved Hoop Dreams from virtual obscurity. They did good work, those guys. So does James.
I also take a look at TIFF Cinematheque’s Mamoru Oshii retrospective, which brings the man to the Lightbox this weekend, and Dan Savage’s Hump! festival of sexy shorts, which brings that man to the Bloor on Saturday. Enjoy!