- Original title
- Running time
- 170 min.
- United States
Steve James, Frederick Marx
Fine Line Features
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.
: Nominated for Oscar: Best Editing
: Sundance: Audience Award. Nominated for Jury Prize
: National Board of Review: Best Documentary
1994: Film Critics Circle of New York: Best Documentary
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Documentary
1994: Chicago Film Critics Awards: Best Picture. 2 Nominations
: Independent Spirit Awards: Special Distinction Award
: Directors Guild of America (DGA): Best Director / Documentary
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