Hoop Dreams [DVD]

Hoop Dreams [DVD]

directed by Steve James


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Two ordinary inner-city Chicago kids dare to reach for the impossible -- professional basketball glory -- in this epic chronicle of hope and faith. Filmed over a five-year period, the film follows young Arthur Agee and William Gates and their families as the boys navigate the complex, competitive world of scholastic athletics while dealing with the intense pressures of their home lives and neighborhoods.
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DVD 796.323 HOODVDs NonfictionIn

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Target Audience/Rating :
  • Not rated.
Edition Statement :

Director-approved two-DVD special edition.

Series :

The Criterion collection ; 289

Content :

Disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Life after Hoop dreams (2014, 40 min.) ; Siskel and Ebert excerpts ; additional scenes ; music video.

Publication, Distribution, etc. :

[Irvington, NY] : The Criterion Collection, [2015]



Physical Description :

2 videodiscs (172 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.

Notes :
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1994.
  • Special features : Two audio commentaries, one with filmmakers Steve James, Frederick Marx, and Peter Gilbert, and one with the film's subjects, Arthur Agee and William Gates -- Life after "Hoop dreams", a new documentary that catches up with Agee, Gates, and their families -- Additional scenes -- Collection of excerpts from Siskel & Ebert tracking the acclaim for "Hoop Dreams" -- Original 1994 music video for the film's theme song -- trailers -- Essays by author John Edgar Wideman and filmmaker and critic Robert Greene.
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