AMERICAN MAN Film Series, curated by Tova Gannana
Two ordinary innercity Chicago kids dare to reach for the impossible—professional basketball glory—in this epic chronicle of hope and faith. This revelatory film continues to educate and inspire viewers, and it is widely considered one of the great works of American nonfiction cinema. The Criterion Collection
This documentary follows two young African-Americans through their high school years as they perfect their skills in basketball in the hopes of getting a college scholarship and eventually play in the NBA. Arthur Agee and William Gates both show great potential and are are actively recruited as they look to enter high school. They start off at the same high school but unable to pay an unexpected bill for tuition fees, Arthur has to withdraw and go to the local public high school. The film follows them through their four years of high school and their trials and tribulations: injuries, slumps and the never ending battle to maintain their grades. Through it all, their hoop dreams continue.
All tickets for the American Man Film Series are adult price, $11.25.
We would like to thank our generous sponsors who are all Bainbridge Island businesses for making American Man film series possible.
Poster artwork by Lisa Hope
American Man Film Series is sponsored by:
Salumi Artisan Cured Meats
Rolling Bay Cafe
Thomas D. Coe Attorney at Law
Bainbridge Yoga House
Bainbridge Island Outfitters and Depot
Willow Tree Market
The Harbour Public House