Black Lens: Hoop Dreams

An Extraordinary True Story.

Steve James

"Hoop Dreams," directed by Steve James. This gripping film follows the aspirations of two African American high school students, William Gates and Arthur Agee, as they navigate the challenges of pursuing their dream of becoming professional basketball players. Shot over five years, "Hoop Dreams" provides an intimate and poignant portrayal of the social and physical obstacles these young athletes face. Their journey transcends the basketball court, offering a powerful commentary on race, class, and the pursuit of the American Dream.

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Steve James


Frederick Marx


Steve James, Frederick Marx


William Gates, Arthur Agee, Gene Pingatore, Steve James, Dick Vitale, Bobby Knight