Sat 2 November 2:00pm
Directed by: Steve James
Starring: Arthur Agee, William Gates
We are thrilled to mark the 25th anniversary of Hoop Dreams with a screening of the iconic documentary followed by a Skype Q&A with the film’s producer.
Filmed over five years, Steve James‘ unforgettable film follows two young African-Americans through high school as they perfect their basketball in the hopes of landing a college scholarship and joining the NBA.
Nominated for a Best Documentary Feature Oscar in 1995, this study of the passions that drive athletes who are constantly overcoming adversity is one of the most incisive and moving sports features made.
★★★★★ “IT TAKES US, SHAKES US, AND MAKES US THINK IN NEW WAYS ABOUT THE WORLD AROUND US” – Roger Ebert
★★★★★ “A SPELLBINDING AMERICAN EPIC” – Newsweek
★★★★★ “THE MOST POWERFUL MOVIE ABOUT SPORTS EVER MADE” – The Washington Post