Thursday, April 30, 2015

Hoop Dreams

The triumphs and (mostly) heartaches of two inner city Chicagoan youths, standouts on the basketball court, who are recruited to a renowned suburban parochial school. Filmed over the course of five years with miles upon miles of footage, Hoop Dreams, the collaborative effort of Steve James and Frederick Marx is epic documentary filmmaking at its most empathetic, with lovable, heartbreaking subjects, keen social insights, great moments of drama and suspense, and a colorful range of supporting characters.
*** 1/2 out of ****