Thursday, December 4

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Hoop Dreams

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Special 20th Anniversary Screening!

(1994) dir Steve James w/William Gates, Arthur Agee [170 min; DCP]
“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

“A film like “Hoop Dreams” is what the movies are for. It takes us, shakes us, and make us think in new ways about the world around us. It gives us the impression of having touched life itself.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“The most moving aspect of this indelible documentary is that it chronicles its subjects’ growth from instinctively going for the goal to deciding which goals are worth shooting for.” – Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

“Hoop Dreams affirms the role of film as a medium for exploring social issues. And like any important documentary, this one raises crucial questions beyond what is on screen.” – Caryn James, The New York Times


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  • Thursday 12/4 at 8:30 PM

Regular ticket prices apply, Brattle passes accepted.