Hoop Dreams 25th Anniversary Release

"A truly great documentary"
Kim Newman , Empire

"Hoop Dreams is maybe the greatest documentary"
Simran Hans. Guardian

Catalog No.: NOV013

First exhibited at the 1994 Sundance Film Festival, where it won the audience award for best documentary, Kartemquin’s Hoop Dreams is the remarkable true story of two American dreamers; an intimate reflection of contemporary American inner-city culture, following two ordinary young men on the courts of the game they love.

Plucked from the streets and given the opportunity to attend a suburban prep school and play for a legendary high school coach, William Gates and Arthur Agee both soon discover that their dreams of NBA glory become obscured amid the intense pressures of academics, family life, economics, and athletic competitiveness. But most importantly, both boys remain focused on their dream, no matter how hard tragedy strikes or how desperate their situation becomes. It is their faith in the game that unites their family and gives each person hope.

A film by Steve James, Peter Gilbert and Frederick Marx, | US | 1994 | 171 mins
Available formats: DCP and Blu-Ray
Release date: 25th October 2019
TVOD: Curzon Home Cinema



11th October Hyde Park Picturehouse Leeds (preview)
24th October Queens Film Theatre Dublin (preview)
From 25th October ICA London
From 25th October Dochouse London + Q&A
25th October Hackney Picturehouse + Q&A
26th October Bernie Arts Centre London + Q&A
26th October Ritzy Picturehouse + Q&A
27th October Belmont Aberdeen
27th October Central Picturehouse + Q&A
29th October Cameo Edinburgh + Q&A
29th to 31st October Catford Mews London
30th October Filmhouse Edinburgh
30th October FACT Liverpool
1st November Cultureplex Manchester
2nd and 5th November Tyneside Cinema
2nd November Northampton Filmhouse + Q&A
3rd November Crouch End Picturehouse + Q&A
6th November Irish Film Institute
8th November Penarth Pier Pavilion
8th and 9th November Phoenix, Leicester
13th November Abbeygate Cinema Suffolk + Q&A
25th November Sheffield Showroom + Q&A
18th January The Poly Falmouth