HOOP DREAMS - 1994 - original 27x40 movie poster - WILLIAM GATES - basketball
There's a scene at the end of "Hoop Dreams," the 1994 documentary that follows two black high school basketball players who aspire to one day make it to the NBA, that is equal parts heart-warming and devastating. The film follows the journeys of William Gates and Arthur Agee as they devote their lives to basketball, commuting 90 minutes daily to attend a predominantly white high school with a renowned basketball program. At the end of the film, Gates, now playing college basketball at…
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!!!
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?
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.
Directed by Steve James. With William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates. A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
'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".
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