Festival top brass will mark the 20th anniversary of Steve James’ celebrated basketball documentary with a screening in From The Collection.
Hoop Dreams premiered in Park City in 1994 where it won the audience award for best documentary.
The film has been restored under the auspices of the Sundance Institute, UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Academy Film Archive and Kartemquin Films.
Film-makers James, Peter Gilbert and Frederick Marx and subject Arthur Agee are expected to participate in an extended Q&A following the January 20 screening.
“Hoop Dreams completely changed the way we experience documentary films and the stories they tell,” said Sundance senior programmer John Nein. “And that profound impact is still being felt 20 years later.”
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