LOVE & BASKETBALL, starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps, is the feature directorial debut of Gina Prince-Bythewood. When Prince-Bythewood wrote Monica’s character, she was inspired by the basketball players she studied and idolized as a kid – Lisa Leslie, Tina Thompson, Dawn Staley and Sheryl Swoopes. In 2015, Prince-Bythewood served as an Artist-in-Residence for the AFI Directing Workshop for Women.
AFI Movie Club Rewind: LOVE AND BASKETBALL
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