LOVE & BASKETBALL
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
2000, 124, PG-13
Screenwriter: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast: Sanaa Lathan, Omar Epps, Alfre Woodard, Dennis Haysbert, Regina King, Gabrielle Union.
IMANI Trinity College Black Student Union and Cinestudio invite you to February’s Moonlight Movie. Monica and Henry are neighbors in Los Angeles, friends/rivals/possible lovers, and ballers who share the dream of turning their love of hoops into a shot at the pros. After way-too-many years of movies about teen gangbangers in L.A., Love and Basketball showcased Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps in the roles of smart, ambitious, real young people navigating their lives and careers. The great soundtrack uses the music of Raphael Saadiq, (Meshell Ndegeocello), Angie Stone, MC Lyte, Al Green, and Rufus. Winner, Best Film and Best Director, Black Reel Awards.
“The most passionate, clear-sighted movie ever made about women in sports.” – Amy Taubin, Village Voice.