"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, 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?
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) • 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".