• It's Been 25 Years Since Hoop Dreams Debuted. Here's How It Changed the Game for Documentaries

    2 monthes ago - By Time

    The director Steve James hit hurdle after hurdle while making his documentary film Hoop Dreams, released in 1994. “We had such a hard time raising money,” James told TIME. “We couldn't get anybody to watch it going into Sundance.”
    Twenty-five years later, it is widely considered one of the best documentaries ever made. Roger Ebert-who was one of the film's early champions and helped it gain momentum at the Sundance Film Festival- called it “the great American documentary.” The International Documentary Association named it the best documentary of all time in a 2007 poll. The three-hour...
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