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 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.
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.
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…