Happy birthday to HOOP DREAMS!
We’re celebrating the film’s anniversary by putting online a new clip from the new digital restoration of the film: the (in)famous scene of Arthur Agee’s 18th birthday. https://kartemquin.com/news/happy-birthday-to-hoop-dreams.
HOOP DREAMS was released on 10/14/94, exactly 20 years ago today.
New interview, never before seen archival photos, and exclusive clip from the new digital restoration at http://www.dazeddigital.com/artsandculture/article/22143/1/hoop-dreams-steve-james-interview
"Roger always told me, ‘I’m going to be sitting in the front row cheering you on.’" Chaz Ebert said. "So I asked to leave a chair for him. I mean, who knows?"
From last night’s LA premiere of LIFE ITSELF. Attendees included director Steve James, star Chaz Ebert, and Werner Herzog, Edgar Wright, Leonard Maltin, Diablo Cody, Wes Craven, Virginia Madsen, John Ridley, Christy Lemire, Haskell Wexler, Michael Apted, Robert Townsend, Stephen Stanton, John Singleton, James Dumont, Andrew Davis, Morgan Neville, Adrian Lyne, Michael Mann, and Cheryl Boone Isaacs, among others. Watch the report from ABC7.
See LIFE ITSELF in theaters and on demand July 4th! www.ebertmovie.com/in-theaters.