Hoop Dreams
Guy Lochhead, 11/03/12
1994 documentary following two boys from Chicago as they aim to fulfil their dreams of playing professional basketball. Originally intended as a half-hour PBS short film, footage ended up being gathered for five years and resulted in a 170-minute runtime. Despite this, the film was hugely popular, featuring on many critics’ end-of-year lists and grossing $11,830,611 worldwide. This film is extraordinary in its scale and scope. It is perhaps the ultimate American movie, following pointless individual dreams thwarted by capitalism and inequality. It covers everything. It’s included.

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