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Love and Basketball Film Still - Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan

LOVE AND BASKETBALL (2000) – AFI Movie Club

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...

AFI Movie Club Rewind: LOVE & BASKETBALL

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...
Love & Basketball Film Still - Omar Epps and Sanaa Lathan

AFI Movie Club: LOVE & BASKETBALL

LOVE & BASKETBALL, starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps, is celebrating its 20th anniversary. In 2015, writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood served as an Artist-in-Residence for AFI’S Directing Workshop for Women.  Watch LaToya Morgan (AFI Class of  2005) announce LOVE & BASKETBALL: Movie Trivia about Today’s Film -DID YOU KNOW that LOVE & BASKETBALL is the feature directorial debut of…
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