Hoop Dreams (1994) Rated PG-13, Running Time: 171 minutes. A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys (Arthur Agee and William Gates) who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Hoop Dreams-The filmmakers of this groundbreaking documentary meant for it to be a short movie, but wound up weaving a widely celebrated feature-length film spanning years filled with grace and honesty. Meet Arthur Agee and William Gates, two young boys from equally rough Chicago neighborhoods who make use of their prodigious basketball talents to aim for a life outside the ghetto. But strife and setbacks befall them at every turn. Will they succeed? FYI LOVED THIS!!!
For nearly five years Arthur Agee's and William Gates' remarkable lives were chronicled by a team of filmmakers. Roughly 250 hours of film were devoted to their journeys from the playgrounds to high school competition to college recruitment and -- whittled down to three hours -- it became the award-winning film Hoop Dreams. Now journalist Ben Joravsky brings to light their stories, and the impact their aspirations had on themselves, their families and their relationships.
Hoop Dreams, ages 13+ Mad skills on the basketball court aren't a guarantee of the good life -- you have to be lucky, too. Problems, pitfalls, and poverty lurk around every corner in this documentary about two young basketball stars competing for college scholarships. What to talk about: Discuss the experiences of William Gates and Arthur Agee both on and off the high school basketball court. How do their family environments help and hurt them?
Top 10 Documentaries Where Crimes Were Committed On Camera - Hoop Dreams Hoop-Dreams This is the story of two aspiring professional basketball players from Chicago, William Gates and Arthur Agee. The two live in relative poverty during their attempts to be drafted by the NBA. Read more: http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-documentaries-where-crimes-were-committed-on-camera.php#ixzz2ThbQqm2y
Have You Ever Heard of - William 'Pop' Gates - TFB For the first few decades basketball was played, the athletes were referred to as “cagers” because the court was framed by a chain link fence. Now, we talk about the game being “tougher” in the ’80s and ’90s, but that was nothing compared to the ’30s and ’40s when players were getting hockey-checked into the “cage.”.....
'Hoop Dreams' (1994) • Full Movie (Expository) • 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".