"Hoop Dreams" star continues the dream 20 years later

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by SHANNON POWELL HART

WFAA

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 2:06 PM

It was 20 years ago when the documentary Hoop Dreams premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Hoop Dreams followed two African American teens who commuted 90 minutes to a predominately white school with hopes of playing in the NBA.

Hoop Dreams star Arthur Agee was in Dallas over the weekend to celebrate the 20-year anniversary of the documentary that featured his basketball dreams and life over a five year period of time.

Agee and his Hoop Dreams co-star, William Gates, were also in town to start up a new program for teens to stress academic success, regardless of physical talents.

Students from Triple A Academy in Dallas were part of the first team of students to hear from the duo.

Hoops Dreams was released at the Sundance Film Festival in 1994. It went on to win the festival's award for Best Documentary. It also won a number of awards and accolades, including an Academy Award nomination.

 


 

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