HOOP DREAMS - 1994 - original 27x40 movie poster - WILLIAM GATES - basketball

HOOP DREAMS - 1994 - original 27x40 movie poster - WILLIAM GATES - basketball

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-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!!!

Basketball Hall of Fame member William 'Pop' Gates of the New York Renaissance ('Rens').  © Black Fives, Inc. All rights reserved.

Basketball Hall of Fame member William 'Pop' Gates of the New York Renaissance ('Rens'). © Black Fives, Inc. All rights reserved.

William Gates and Arthur Agee of "Hoop Dreams," twenty years later. Great pic by Kevin Couliau (@asphaltchronicles on Instagram) #basketball #chicago #hoopdreams

William Gates and Arthur Agee of "Hoop Dreams," twenty years later. Great pic by Kevin Couliau (@asphaltchronicles on Instagram) #basketball #chicago #hoopdreams

Hoop Dreams Poster  A film following the lives of two African American boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.    Director: Steve James  Writers: Steve James, Frederick Marx  Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee and Emma Gates | See full cast and crew

Hoop Dreams (1994)

Hoop Dreams Poster A film following the lives of two African American boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. Director: Steve James Writers: Steve James, Frederick Marx Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee and Emma Gates | See full cast and crew

"Hoop Dreams" This engaging and, at times, heart-breaking documentary follows two inner-city Chicago natives, Arthur Agee and William Gates, as they follow their dreams to become basketball superstars. As one climbs the ladder of success, the other’s dreams are quashed. This is a suspense story with top notes of joy and an underlying stream of tension.

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"Hoop Dreams" This engaging and, at times, heart-breaking documentary follows two inner-city Chicago natives, Arthur Agee and William Gates, as they follow their dreams to become basketball superstars. As one climbs the ladder of success, the other’s dreams are quashed. This is a suspense story with top notes of joy and an underlying stream of tension.

Hoop Dreams (1994) William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates - Director: Steve James  IMDB: 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) William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates - Director: Steve James IMDB: A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.

A biography of Arthur Agee and William Gates, two promising high school basketball players in Chicago whose experiences were captured in the documentary film "Hoop Dreams."   796.323 JOR

A biography of Arthur Agee and William Gates, two promising high school basketball players in Chicago whose experiences were captured in the documentary film "Hoop Dreams." 796.323 JOR

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…

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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…

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