Ebert looks (back) at Hoop Dreams, a project that started as a little documentary about kids playing basketball and turned into one of those movies. Like one of Werner Herzog's films, it grew out of the fact that the right people were in the right place at the right time, and they made the most of it.
''Do you all wonder sometimes how I am living? How my children survive, and how they're living? It's enough to really make people want to go out there and just lash out and hurt somebody."
When people talk about reality having it all over fiction, I nod and point them at this movie as evidence.
(NetFlix has it on Watch Now. Go see it if you have it.)