Shot over five years, Hoop Dreams follows two ordinary inner-city Chicago kids who dare to reach for the impossible—professional basketball glory. This epic chronicle of hope and faith is a revelation, and a beacon of observational cinema.
Asif Kapadia is renowned for both his fiction and documentary work. His most documentaries, Senna (2010) and Amy (2015), have won wide acclaim, with Senna winning multiple awards including BAFTAs for Best Documentary and Best Editing and the World Cinema Audience Award Documentary at Sundance in 2011. His other credits include The Sheep Thief (1997), The Warrior (2001) and Far North (2007).
Presented in partnership with Open City Docs and Sight and Sound.