Hoop Dreams
Screened in September 2011
Director: Steve James. Documentary feature about two Chicago-area teenagers aspring to careers as NBA basketball players. Interview subjects include Arthur Agee, William Gates, Sheila Agee, Bo Agee, Emma Gates, Curtis Gates, Gene Pingatore, Earl Smith, Patricia Weir, Luther Bedford, Catherine Mines, Willie Gates, Alvin Bibbs, James Kelly, Michael O'Brie.
Twitter Capsule: A valorous act of prolonged observation and compassionate social analysis; footage much more effective than voice-over

Photo © 1994 Kartemquin Films/Fine Line Features/
KTCA Minneapolis
Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: A–

Academy Award Nominations:
Best Film Editing: Frederick Marx, Steve James, and William Haugse

Other Awards:
Sundance Film Festival: Audience Award (Documentary)
Directors Guild of America: Best Director (Documentary)
Independent Spirit Awards: Special Distinction Award
New York Film Critics Circle: Best Documentary Feature
Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Best Documentary Feature
National Society of Film Critics: Best Documentary Feature
Boston Society of Film Critics: Best Documentary Feature
National Board of Review: Best Documentary Feature

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