First-time filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood's film joins such films as and , which look for the class, not the crass, in African American life. However, he doesn't hesitate to comment on her date. Now you're telling me I know I can't leave my feet on defense? They're playing against universities, and they're this tiny college. So now they finally win in Boston. Yet, despite some isolated efforts to hire and retain more female attorneys and promote more women into partnership, little tangible progress has been made to improve the position of women in the profession.
So it became 12 hours, six parts, but I underestimated what it's going to take. I loved that they used that Maxwell joint in there. Klores: I spent less time with Anthony Davis, and that includes Kobe and Steve Nash. Furthermore, for many women, we finally saw in Monica a character unlike any other. It's about the pressures of being a star athlete; the whole life, not the game highlights. I love him, and what I love about certain people is the fact that they are so dedicated that even men now 65, 70, 75, women, their memories are so intact about their passion.
I bump into Phil Hoffman. Everything I do is yellow legal pads, long-hand. MacMullan: So just give people an idea of your favorite clip, couple clips that you used of Russell in the film. She was her own hero, and strong, and dope and fly -- it was refreshing and needed, but it was different. Graduated high school at 16. I want to do my thing.
Every single studio turned it down. Lathan: They threw me into them all the time, that was part of my training. It was so devastating because I wanted younger girls to be able to see this film. Where should my hands be if I'm in the middle? I didn't I didn't think she would be an especially great interview, to tell you the truth. Lawful Form- if the law requires it to be in writing it must be. I guess I was creeping everyone out because when I get into my fugue state, I hum The Battle Hymn of the Republic. She challenges him to one final game on the court.
MacMullan: And you know, your point about Immaculata is correct because Cathy Rush did this as a part-time thing. She came home one night. She got on the court and all that training, all the work that she put in was all there. We just had a great deal of fun and nothing was serious. And having been involved in this project with you a little bit, I just want to know, how on earth did this come out of your brain? Klores: Right after, soon after.
And then honestly, my first house, my apartment, I had that hoop. Along the way, we get some very well-directed basketball scenes, particularly a sequence in Monica's championship game from her point of view, complete with the mutterings she provides herself by way of encouragement. Then we had other spots that were tilted a little more to the love story. And it's it's evolved into the film in a certain way. I am absolutely a child of the '60s, and I was extremely self-destructive for a good six-, seven-year period. To make matters worse, she falls on the bad side of the head coach, Ellie Davis. But he might be the missing piece to unlock her artistic potential.
There is more to it though, than just two people who fall for each other who happen to play basketball. Then we sat in the theater and it was an 85 percent white audience. For many athletes, the story of Monica and Quincy, childhood neighbors portrayed by actors Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps who grew up playing basketball and falling in love, resonated so much. What took place was a months-long casting process, perhaps unlike any other, that even included herself for a brief moment. So he really liked some of my films, and I told him this. It's great in the film, and it's great in the book, and I found that particularly great because I know Russ pretty well, just from being in Boston, and if he doesn't know you, he's not going to give you much.
And then I started the research. And from there I cut into something else in '57 another New York guy transforming the game, Frank McGuire, coming from New York to Chapel Hill to build this program at North Carolina, and then I come back to Boston and Russell and Auerbach, but within that whole thing, Tommy Kearns, who was the point guard from North Carolina, and they play Chamberlain and Kansas in the '57 finals, and it might have been the worst coaching job in history by the University of Kansas coach. Klores: And no one graduated high school in my family. And if I'm not mistaken, didn't he pass away quite soon after? The first quarter of the story begins in 1981, when Monica played as a youth by and her family moved to Los Angeles from , and quickly became acquainted with their new neighbors the McCalls. Two people that he trusts gave him my credentials: Rick Welts, a dear friend since the early '80s, and Charlie Rose.