Soul in the Hole
|Soul in the Hole|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Danielle Gardner|
|Produced by||Lilibet Foster|
|Edited by||Melissa Neidich|
|Distributed by||Northern Arts Entertainment (US); Celluloid Dreams (International)|
|Release date(s)||August 8, 1997|
|Running time||98 min.|
Soul In The Hole is a 1997 documentary about aspiring basketball coach Kenny Jones, his playground dream team "Kenny's Kings," the relationship between him and his players (particularly playground phenom 18 year old Ed "Booger" Smith) and life in Brooklyn during the summer.
It won the Independent Spirit: Truer Than Fiction Award (tied with Errol Morris' "Fast, Cheap and Out of Control")  and was nominated for an International Documentary Association Award (IDA). Named Top Ten Gem by Premiere Magazine; twice-named Top Ten Film and called "...The best film made about basketball--and about growing up black, male and street..." by the Village Voice . Selected in competition or otherwise screened at the Rotterdam, Berlin, Munich, Cologne, Helsinki, Festival des Femmes, New Zealand and other international film festivals.
Soul in the Hole was given a theatrical release on August 8, 1997. The film grossed $30,697 while being shown in 6 theaters. Internationally, it was theatrically and television released in France, Germany and the UK and many other countries by Celluloid Dreams.
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