Hoop Dreams

(1994)

Item #: CD1727


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Synopsis: Exceptional documentary follows two inner-city basketball phenoms' lives through high school as they chase their dreams of playing in the NBA. We meet Arthur Agee and William Gates as they prepare to enter St. Joseph, a predominantly white Catholic school that has offered them partial athletic scholarships. The coach tabs Gates as the "next Isiah Thomas," alluding to the school's most famous alum. There's plenty of game footage, but the more telling and fascinating parts of the film deal with the kids' families and home life. Both players encounter dramatic reversals of fortune on and off the court, demonstrating the incredibly long odds they face.
 
Directed by: Steve James
Producer(s): Steve James, Frederick Marx, Peter Gilbert, Gordon Quinn, Catherine Allen, Kartemquin Films, KTCA Minneapolis, Fine Line Features
Cast: Arthur Agee, William Gates