Capri: Love & Basketball

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Showings

Capri Theater Thu, Nov 3 7:00 PM
Film Info
Program:First Thursday Films @ the Capri
Release Year:2000
Runtime:124 min
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Rating:PG-13
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ur83i6_BjbE
Tags:Drama
Black Perspectives
Sports
Romance
Cast/Crew
Director:Gina Prince-Bythewood
Executive Producer:Andrew Z. Davis
Cynthia Guidry
Jay Stern
Producer:Spike Lee
Sam Kitt
Cinematographer:Reynaldo Villalobos
Screenwriter:Gina Prince-Bythewood
Editor:Terilyn A. Shropshire
Composer:Terence Blanchard
Principal Cast:Omar Epps
Sanaa Lathan

Description

SHOWING THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AT 7PM | IN PERSON AT THE CAPRI THEATER

Capri Theater Address: 2027 W Broadway Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55411

Tickets to First Thursday Films are now free for Northside residents (zip codes 55411, 55412, 55430). Northsiders will be asked to submit their zip code information at the door or enter it as a promo code during checkout.

Post-screening community discussion with Dr. John Wright, lead by MSP Film Programmer Craig Laurence Rice.

About the Film

A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this sports drama. Quincy (Omar Epps) and Monica (Sanaa Lathan) grow up next door to each other playing basketball, fighting and eventually falling in love. As they struggle to make their relationship work, they follow separate career paths through high school and college basketball, each hoping for stardom in big-league professional ball.

Love & Basketball was the first feature film written and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood, who went on to direct The Secret Life of Bees (2008), Beyond the Lights (2014) and The Woman King (2022). She is a mentor with the Writers’ Lab, for women screenwriters over 40. Love & Basketball was developed at the Sundance Institute’s Directing and Writing Lab and went on to win the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay. The film also received Independent Spirit Award nominations for Best First feature and Best Female Lead for Sanaa Lathan.


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