This is a great scene at the end of Hoop Dreams where William Gates is a broken man and all the energy we saw at the beginning of the film is gone.
His famous quote: "People say, 'When you make it to the NBA, don't forget about me.' I feel like telling them, 'Well, if I don't make it, make sure you don't forget about me.' "
-- William Gates, in the final scene of "Hoop Dreams"
This film is owned by Kartemquin Films. Check out their other films, they have a really amazing catalog of documentary films. A few of my favorites from their library include, but are not limited to:
- At the Death House Door
- Stevie (one of the best docs you will ever see)
They also produced the ESPN film No Crossover: The Trial of Allen Iverson that was a part of the critically acclaimed "30 for 30" series
Here is some history from their site: For over 40 years, Kartemquin Films has been making documentaries that examine and critique society through the stories of real people. Kartemquin's first film in 1966, Home For Life-- a powerful chronicle of two elderly people entering a home for the aged, established the direction the organization would take over the next four decades. Kartemquin was recently honored to receive one of eight international MacArthur Awards for Creative and Effective Institutions. With a record number of films currently in development and production, Kartemquin is poised to continue this legacy for years to come.
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