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Hoop Dreams

Steve James

 
Hoop Dreams (Criterion DVD)

DVD

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  • United States
  • 1994
  • 171 minutes
  • Color
  • 1.33:1
  • English
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  • Spine #289

Two ordinary inner-city kids dare to dream the impossible—professional basketball glory—in this epic chronicle of hope and faith. Filmed over a five-year period, Hoop Dreams follows young Arthur Agee and William Gates as they navigate the complex, competitive world of scholastic athletics while striving to overcome the intense pressures of family life and the realities of their Chicago streets. The Criterion Collection is proud to present this landmark documentary chronicling two remarkable families who challenge the American dream.

Disc Features

  • Two audio commentaries with stars Arthur Agee and William Gates and filmmakers Peter Gilbert, Steve James, and Frederick Marx
  • Segments from Siskel and Ebert tracking the acclaim for Hoop Dreams
  • Original music video
  • Theatrical trailers
  • English subtitles for the deaf and hearing impaired
  • PLUS: A booklet featuring a dedication to the Gates and Agee families written by the filmmakers; new essays by writer and cultural historian John Edgar Wideman, and Sports Illustrated senior writer Alexander Wolff; and Michael Wise’s Washington Post article “Looking Back at Broken Dreams”

    New cover by Flying Machine

Film Essays

Hoop Dreams: Serious Game

By John Edgar WidemanMay 09, 2005

The familiarity and sadness of certain scenes (William Gates missing a crucial foul shot, . . . Read more »

Big Screen


Clippings

Real Art

November 19, 2010

A whole bunch of questions arose when the critics at Time Out New York were compiling their . . . Read more »


News

Keeping the Dream Alive

July 29, 2010

Arthur Agee, the basketball hopeful whose rise to NBA prominence was chronicled in the . . . Read more »


Film Essays

Hoop Dreams: Serious Game

By John Edgar WidemanMay 09, 2005

The familiarity and sadness of certain scenes (William Gates missing a crucial foul shot, . . . Read more »