Hoop dreams is a compelling documentary which follows the life of two young basketball stars from chicago, arthur agee and william gates when the film starts, both arthur and william are ninth graders from the inner city william goes to an elite private school known for producing nba basketball. Hoop dreams (dir steve james) this is probably the quintessential example, but it also speaks to the power siskel and ebert had with their little show. Hoop dreams, which won the audience award at last year's sundance film festival, is not rated but would probably get a pg-13 for a few scattered profanities (mostly from coaches during the heat. Hoop dreams has the movie equivalent of all-court vision it picks up everything happening in the gym, in the stands and even outside it gives us the thrill of the game, but it doesn't cheat on.
Hoop dreams is a 1994 american documentary film directed by steve james and simon schumann, and written by james and frederick marx, with kartemquin films i. Hoop dreams is a richly human and profoundly american film it is at once an allegory about striving to achieve, and the politics and pressures of achievement and a story of the anguish of poverty in urban america and an indictment of the meat market aspect of contemporary scholastic and professional athletics. Read the empire review of hoop dreams find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination. Hoop dreams painstakingly tempers the romanticism characteristic high school athletes by paying special attention to the many roadblocks that stand in the way of gates and agee's dreams this movie provides an excellent way for families to talk about issues such as race and class in urban america, long-term goals, teen sex and drug use, and.
This documentary follows two inner-city chicago residents, arthur agee and william gates, as they follow their dreams of becoming basketball superstars beginning at the start of their high school years, and ending almost 5 years later, as they start college, we watch the boys mature into men, still retaining their hoop dreams. Hoop dreams is less about hoop than about dreams -- dreams nurtured, dreams annihilated in its understated, journalistic way, the movie is overwhelming in its cumulative impact in its understated, journalistic way, the movie is overwhelming in its cumulative impact. Hoop dreams will close the new york film festival on sunday night at 8, the first documentary ever to do so (it will open in new york next friday and around the country on oct 21. I'm doing a hoop dreams clothing line, i'm running the arthur agee role model foundation, i do a hoop dreams curriculum and show the movie across the country to different schools i use the movie as a life-skills teaching tool.
Hoop dreams is about beating the odds in a world where the greater your achievement, the steeper the odds keep getting the movie is about the risks of dreaming, of wanting more than fate may be. The celebrated documentary from director steve james, hoop dreams follows two young boys trying to take their basketball game from the inner-city streets of chicago to the nba tackling issues of racism, politics, and the dangerous power of hope, the film stands out as a complex and astute. Hoop dreams is a documentary that tells a story with little commentary, letting the audience be the judge beginning in 1987, the movie chronicles the lives of two inter-city african-american boys from age 14 to 18 as they strive to reach their dreams of playing for the nba. Movie review: 'elevate' four africans aim for us hoop dreams and it's all presented with equal parts humor and sensitivity, though director anne buford doesn't much delve into the potential landmines.
Sorry there are no upcoming showtimes for black harvest international festival of film and video, hoop dreams, or the interrupters related stories in high-risers , ben austen delivers a long. Review: one of the most widely discussed and well-received documentaries of the decade, hoop dreams is a powerful and moving film that intimately chronicles the lives of two chicago teenagers as. Hoop dreams has shown us that the rules of the game are stacked against kids like gates and agee even better, it shows us how they fight back, with the inside moves of hope full review. Before you decide that your lack of interest in basketball knocks hoop dreams off your list of video choices, think again hoop dreams is a documentary, and is as much about human relations and racial discrimination as it is about basketball. From hoop dreams to the interrupters, the chicago documentary production company can boast of some of the most searing documentaries ever made.
Critic consensus: one of the most critically acclaimed documentaries of all time, hoop dreams is a rich, complex, heartbreaking, and ultimately deeply rewarding film that uses high school hoops as. Hoop dreams has the movie equivalent of all-court vision it picks up everything happening in the gym, in the stands and even outside it gives us the thrill of the game, but it doesn't cheat on either the vibrant social context or the deep human story. Movieticketscom is a worldwide leader in advance movie ticketing and a top destination for celebrity interviews, movie reviews and trailers you can also access theater information, check movie showtimes, view video clips, and much more. Before hoop dreams, they didn't make documentaries like this non-fiction films were almost invariably a series of talking heads placed against a backdrop of some kind of studio drapery, intercut.
Hoop dreams is a documentary that comes with a reputation and it deserves it it's the most fascinating account of the lives and careers of two potential basketball stars, who were selected at the. Movie reviews for hoop dreams mrqe metric: see what the critics had to say and watch the trailer. This epic, compulsively watchable 169-minute documentary about two chicago inner-city basketball whizzes, william gates and arthur agee, striving to land the grades and the scholarships.