Hoop Dreams: Why the Academy Snubbed It

At long last, we know the story about why one of the great American documentaries was kicked to the curb by the Academy. Here’s the story.

What a shame. Steve James has made two of my favorite documentaries. I’m actually even more fond of his lesser-known film Stevie.

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