See Gordon Quinn & Al Maysles discuss Hoop Dreams and 50 years of documentary history

Kartemquin artistic director and founder Gordon Quinn will be in conversation with Maysles Documentary Center founder Albert Maysles at a special 20th anniversary screening of the newly restored Hoop Dreams at Maysles Cinema in Harlem, New York on Monday, November 17th at 6:30pm.

Almost 50 years ago, Gordon Quinn bought the lens for Kartemquin's very first camera from another young filmmaker, Al Maysles. Their friendship and respective careers span from the dawn of cinéma vérité to today, when both can look back upon credits on hundreds of films, and legacies of inspiring and assisting thousands of documentary makers and viewers. Get tickets now for this special event.

Hoop Dreams director Steve James and Gordon Quinn will also be present for a special DOC NYC screening of the film on Sunday, November 16th at 1:30pm at IFC Center.

The Hoop Dreams digital restoration was a collaborative effort of Sundance Institute, UCLA Film & Television Archive, the Academy Film Archive and Kartemquin Films.

The digital restoration premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. It has since been showcased at Full Frame, BAFICI, Dokufest, and the BFI London Film Festival. Special screenings are ahead for NYC, LA, Chicago, Boston and Seattle in December. This restoration is available to watch online only via Sundance Now Doc Club.

2014 Hoop Dreams 20th anniversary screenings
Get full details and tickets for each event.
DOC NYC 20th Anniversary screening - Steve James attending
Sunday, November 16, 2014 1:30 PM
IFC Center

Hoop Dreams - Maysles Cinema w/ Al Maysles & Gordon Quinn
Monday, November 17, 2014 6:30 PM
Maysles Cinema

Boston 20th anniversary screening
Thursday, December 4, 2014 8:30 PM
Brattle Theatre

Los Angeles 20th Anniversary screening - Steve James attending
Friday, December 5, 2014 7:30 PM
UCLA Hammer Museum

Chicago 20th anniversary screening - Steve James and special guests attending
Saturday, December 13, 2014 7:00 PM
Gene Siskel Film Center

Chicago 20th anniversary screening - Steve James and special guests attending
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 6:30 PM
Gene Siskel Film Center

Seattle 20th anniversary screening
Friday, December 19, 2014 7:00 PM
North West Film Forum

Seattle 20th anniversary screening
Saturday, December 20, 2014 5:00 PM
North West Film Forum

Seattle 20th anniversary screening
Sunday, December 21, 2014 5:00 PM
North West Film Forum