Hoop Dreams (1994)

25 years on from its initial release, Hoop Dreams, remains one of the greatest documentaries ever made. Telling the story of two African-American students striving to improve their lives through basketball, the film launched a new type of sports documentary that delved deeper, casting light on contemporary society

The movie is “not only a documentary,” film critic Roger Ebert wrote in 1994. “It is also poetry and prose, muckraking and expose, journalism and polemic. It is one of the great moviegoing experiences of my lifetime. … Hoop Dreams contains more actual information about life as it is lived in poor black city neighborhoods than any other film I have ever seen.”

Advance tickets £8 / £6.50 (conc) – door sales +50p

Please note: there’s no need to print your tickets. We have a list of attendees on the door so you just need to give us your name when you arrive. Save the trees!


Nov 08 2019


7:30 pm




Penarth Pier Pavilion, The Esplanade
Penarth Pier Pavilion
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