Directed by former ESPN producer Kristen Lappas (“Blackfeet Boxing: Not Invisible”), the documentary examines the 1996 USA Women’s Dream Team and the 14-month odyssey that would forever change the landscape of women’s athletics. Nothing less than the future of basketball was in its hands. If the ’96 team won and captured the hearts of fans, the NBA was prepared to launch the WNBA. If it failed, the league would scrap their plans.
Through a mix of 25 original interviews, intimate present-day footage with each player of the Women’s Dream Team, and revealing, never-before-seen archival footage selected from more than 500 hours from the barnstorming 60-game tour, “Dream On” takes audiences on a nostalgic journey alongside these trailblazers of women’s basketball, who inspired millions of athletes and changed the landscape for future generations.
Below you’ll find photos from behind-the-scenes of the making of the documentary, as well as from the film’s world premiere at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, which reunited players from the 1996 team including ESPN college basketball analyst Rebecca Lobo, Jennifer Azzi, Ruthie Bolton, Venus Lacy, Nikki McCray, Carla McGhee and Dawn Staley, as well as Coach Tara VanDeerver.