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‘Hoop Dreams’ marks 20th with restored print

It’s been two decades since the Steve James/Kartemquim Films documentary “Hoop Dreams,” about two inner city hoops hopefuls in Chicago, debuted on the big screen, wowing audiences and critics (including the late Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert) alike.

Come Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. and Dec. 16 at 6:30 p.m., in honor of its 20th anniversary, the onetime Oscar-contender will be screened at the Gene Siskel Film Center. Tickets are available at