Hoop Dreams Poster A film following the lives of two African American boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional. Director: Steve James Writers: Steve James, Frederick Marx Stars: William Gates, Arthur Agee and Emma Gates | See full cast and crew
Directed by Steve James. With William Gates, Arthur Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates. A film following the lives of two inner-city Chicago boys who struggle to become college basketball players on the road to going professional.
Hoop Dreams (1994) The filmmakers of this groundbreaking documentary meant for it to be a short movie, but wound up weaving a widely celebrated feature-length film spanning years filled with grace and honesty. Meet Arthur Agee and William Gates, two young boys from equally rough Chicago neighborhoods who make use of their prodigious basketball talents to aim for a life outside the ghetto. But strife and setbacks befall them at every turn. Will they succeed? Trailer…
Hoop Dreams, ages 13+ Mad skills on the basketball court aren't a guarantee of the good life -- you have to be lucky, too. Problems, pitfalls, and poverty lurk around every corner in this documentary about two young basketball stars competing for college scholarships. What to talk about: Discuss the experiences of William Gates and Arthur Agee both on and off the high school basketball court. How do their family environments help and hurt them?