Hoop Dreams


First exhibited at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the audience award for best documentary, Hoop Dreams is the remarkable true story of two young Chicago basketball players pursuing their NBA dreams, and an intimate reflection of contemporary American culture. Screening will be followed by Q&A with Arthur Agee, one of the subjects of the film.

“Hoop Dreams is the most powerful movie about sports ever made. Compiled from more than 250 hours of footage shot over five years, this extraordinary documentary about two Chicago teenagers who dream of becoming NBA stars is so absorbing and comprehensive and genuinely profound that it transcends the narrow parameters of its genre.” – Washington Post

(Steve James, 1994, 170 min)

Film presented with open captioning for the hearing impaired. Presented with Oracle Productions as part of a series of short films from the production team behind Hoop Dreams, with permission from Kartemquin Films.