Starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps, LOVE & BASKETBALL (2000) marked the feature directorial debut of Gina Prince-Bythewood. The Sundance Institute helped get the film off the ground by inviting her to participate in its Directors Lab. After a staged reading of the script, there was a bidding war, which Spike Lee’s production company 40 Acres and a Mule ultimately won. In 2015, Prince-Bythewood served as an Artist-in-Residence for AFI’S Directing Workshop for Women.
LOVE AND BASKETBALL (2000) – AFI Movie Club
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