This week’s selection has been mentioned previously on my blog but never at great length. It is the 2000 Sundance fan-favorite Love & Basketball, directed by Gina Bryce-Bythewood (P.S. We need to see much more of her)! This film has everything I need as both self-confessed tomboy who loves sports and as one who appreciates a great love story. Add to that a jamming soundtrack and this is a movie I will not soon ever forget – even to this day.
The film covers the 20-year relationship between Monica (Sanaa Lathan) and Quincy (Omar Epps), who share a love and passionate rivalry for basketball and find their lives inexorably linked as a result.
Check out the trailer here:
For MORE overlooked gems, check out Todd Mason’s blog, Sweet Freedom.