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Every school day, African-American teenagers William Gates and Arthur Agee travel 90 minutes each way from inner-city Chicago to St. Joseph High School in Westchester, Illinois, a predominately white suburban school well-known for the excellence of its...
Boyhood the real version
While the production elements such as music, voice over etc., show their age, the story itself is deeply engrossing even for non-basketball fans. The filmmakers spend so much time with their two protagonists and capture such surprisingly intimate moments of their young basketball careers that we care about every jump-shot and hold our collective breath as the ball bounces around the rim teetering between in and out.
While not the most important documentary ever made, it does seem to be the one that digs most deeply into its characters.
It’s pure documentary, it’s a time capsule for a period of time for two young men that typify the ambitions of a generation.
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