Love & Basketball


“The most passionate, clear-sighted movie ever made about women in sports.” – Amy Taubin, Village Voice

A young African-American couple navigates the tricky paths of romance and athletics in this acclaimed drama, co-produced by Spike Lee. Quincy McCall (Omar Epps) and Monica Wright (Sanaa Lathan) grew up in the same neighborhood and have known each other since childhood. As they grow into adulthood, they fall in love, but they also share another all-consuming passion: basketball. They’ve followed the game all their lives and have no small amount of talent on the court. As Quincy and Monica struggle to make their relationship work, they follow separate career paths through high school and college basketball and, they hope, into stardom in big-league professional sports.  Also starring Oscar-nominee Alfre Woodard, Regina Hall and Dennis Haysbert, Love and Basketball is the debut feature film from writer/director Gina Prince-Bythewood (The Secret Life of Bees). (Dir. by Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2000, USA, 124 mins, Rated PG-13)