Love & Basketball
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood Run Time: 124 min. Format: DCP Release Year: 2000
Starring: Alfre Woodard, Chris Warren, Kyla Pratt, Omar Epps, Sanaa Lathan
Screenwriter: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Producers: Spike Lee, Sam Kitt
Relationships, sports, and coming-of-age complications mix together in Gina Prince-Bythewood’s well-crafted romance with powerful and realistic performances by Omar Epps, Sanaa Lathan, and Alfre Woodard.
Monica and Quincy grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. Eventually they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their relationship work, they find that while they’re in the same sport, the pressures, gender roles, and sacrifices are markedly different.