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Hoop Dreams

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Released 1994

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Director:
Steve James
Released:
1994
Rating:
PG-13
Hoop Dreams is a 1994 basketball documentary about two African-American high school students that dream of playing professional ball. The film begins in the rough Chicago neighborhoods where Arthur Agee and William Gates have grown up. Their athletic talent leads to recruitment by the prestigious St. Joseph High School, a predominantly white school that could open the door to a life outside the inner city. In order to achieve their goals, the young men must endure long commutes, a strange social environment and endless hours of practice without any assurance of success beyond helping the high school team. Their stories progress from their introduction to the school through their freshman year of college, providing a portrait of the conflicts of race, economics and opportunities within the world of sports. Directed by Steve James, this inspiring film won the Sundance Film Festival Audience Award for Best Documentary and was a box office hit.

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  • 100

    USA Today Mike Clark

    One of the rare sports films that devotes extensive screen time to heartbreaking losses is full of other surprises as well. [13 Oct 1994, p.1D]

  • 100

    Philadelphia Inquirer Carrie Rickey

    The most moving aspect of this indelible documentary is that it chronicles its subjects' growth from instinctively going for the goal to deciding which goals are worth shooting for.

  • 75

    San Francisco Chronicle Mick LaSalle

    Though the movie clocks in at just under three hours, it is -- aside from an occasional slow spot -- fascinating and exciting.

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