Competition: Win ‘HOOP DREAMS’ on Blu-ray! 🏀

The new 20th Anniversary restoration of Steve James, Frederick Marx and Peter Gilbert’s towering documentary masterpiece, HOOP DREAMS, is available now on Blu-ray for the very first time in the UK courtesy of Dogwoof and Violet Pictures.

To celebrate the release, we have 2 x Blu-ray copies of the film to give away to our readers!

For five years filmmakers Steve James, Frederick Marx, and Peter Gilbert followed William Gates and Arthur Agee, two inner-city Chicago teenagers, documenting their journey of fulfilling their dreams of making it to the NBA. Every day the boys travel 90 minutes each way from their city homes to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school famed for its basketball programme.

The resulting film chronicled Gates and Agee’s daily struggles with school, family, and community pressures as they attempt to reach their goal of professional basketball fame and glory. Breaking the barriers of a sports film, HOOP DREAMS addressed issues of race, class, and privilege, and provided a rare insight into the industry of professional sport.

***** To enter, fill out the form with ‘Hoop’ in the subject line, including your full name, email address and contact number. *****

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Competition closes 23:59 on Thursday 12th November 2020!

Winners will be notified by email!

Best of luck!


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– The winner(s) will be drawn at random from all the correct entries, and only they will be contacted personally. Prize must be taken as stated and cannot be deferred. There will be no cash alternatives.

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