Mar 4, 2010
Directed by Steve James
Rated PG-13, 170 min.
Part of the Sundance Institute Film Series
First showing at the 1994 festival, Hoop Dreams took our breath away - winning the Audience Award that year and then went on to win an Academy award and vast critical acclaim and commercial success.
Two ordinary inner-city kids dare to dream the impossible - professional basketball glory - in this epic chronicle of hope and faith. Filmed over a five-year period, Hoop Dreams follows young Arthur Agee and William Gates as they navigate the complex, competitive world of scholastic athletics while striving to overcome the intense pressures of family life and the realities that confront them in their Chicago neighborhoods.
Join director Steve James as he recounts this film's incredible journey.
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