"The Great American Documentary" - Roger Ebert

 

One of the most acclaimed and successful documentaries ever, HOOP DREAMS tells the story of Arthur Agee, William Gates, and their families over a 4.5 year period, covering the boys' entire high school careers as they pursue the elusive dream of professional basketball success.

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Awards

• Academy Awards, 1995 Nominated, Oscar Best Film Editing

• American Cinema Editors, USA 1995 Won Eddie Best Edited Documentary

• Boston Society of Film Critics Awards 1994 Won BSFC Award Best Documentary

• Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 1995 Won CFCA Award Best Picture

• Image Awards 1996 Nominated Image Award Outstanding News, Talk or Information Special

• International Documentary Association 1994 Won IDA Award Feature Documentaries

• Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 1994 Won LAFCA Award Best Documentary

• National Board of Review 1994 Won NBR Award Best Documentary

• National Society of Film Critics Awards, 1995 Won NSFC Award Best Documentary

• New York Film Festival, 1994, Closing Night Presentation

• Sundance Film Festival 1994 Won Audience Award Documentary

• Prix Italia 1995 Won Special Prize for Documentary

• Peabody Award, 1996

• Festivals: Toronto, Sydney, Oslo, San Sebastian, London, Vienna, Seoul, Yamagata, Athens, Torino, Vancouver, Seattle, Denver, San Francisco, Halifax, Hamburg, Jerusalem, Belgrade