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Hoop Dreams (1994)

December 5, 2014 @ 7:30 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive presents “Archive Treasures.”

Hoop Dreams (1994)
Directed by Steve James.
UCLA Film & Television Archive is proud to present this digital restoration of Steve James’ landmark documentary on the occasion of its 20th Anniversary. The film tells the story of two African American boys, William Gates and Arthur Agee, recruited to a predominantly white high school on the strength of their basketball prowess, thereafter pursuing excellence and the tantalizing possibility of careers in the often ruthless field of professional sports. Intended as a short film, the compelling subject captivated the production team for five years, resulting in a three-hour finished work culled from 250 hours of footage, and one that enjoyed unprecedented exposure, acclaim and commercial success. Now lovingly restored, it is a prized holding of both the Sundance Collection at UCLA and the Academy Film Archive.

Producer: Peter Gilbert, Steve James, Frederck Marx. Cinematographer: Peter Gilbert. Editor: William Haugse, Steve James, Frederick Marx.
DCP, color, 170 min. IN PERSON: Steve James.

FREE Admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.!


December 5, 2014
7:30 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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