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Hoop Dreams

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Original title
Hoop Dreams
Year
Running time
170 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Steve James, Frederick Marx
Music
Ben Sidran
Cinematography
Peter Gilbert
Cast
Producer
Fine Line Features
Genre
Documentary | Sport Documentaries. Basketball. Schools & University. Teen/coming-of-age. Family Relationships
Synopsis / Plot
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. This Sundance Award Audience Winner chronicles two remarkable families who challenge the American dream.
Awards
1994: Nominated for Oscar: Best Editing
1994: Sundance: Audience Award. Nominated for Jury Prize
1994: National Board of Review: Best Documentary
1994: Film Critics Circle of New York: Best Documentary
1994: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Documentary
1994: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Picture. 2 Nominations
1994: Independent Spirit Awards: Special Distinction Award
1994: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director / Documentary
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