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Hoop Dreams

Saturday, Jun 29 at 1:15 pm

Sunday, Jun 30 at 1:15 pm

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Steve James. 1994, 170 mins. U.S. DCP. Called “the great American documentary” by Roger Ebert, and routinely listed among the all-time best films,Hoop Dreams  is an intimate epic that follows two talented young men over six life-shaping years. William Gates and Arthur Agee are African American highschool students from inner-city Chicago recruited into a predominately white rural school with an excellent basketball team. They commute 90 minutes to school, where they struggle to adapt to the new social environment and shoulder expectations of family and friends back home. This portrait of two characters becomes a saga of two communities, the education system, sports, race, and poverty in the United States. 

Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). There is a $1.50 transaction fee per ticket for all online purchases. The cost of admission may be applied toward a same-day purchase of a membership. 

Order tickets. Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission.