Hanif Abdurraqib on Pick and Reels

Sylke Krell & Melissa Starker

May 02, 2024

May 11–18, writer Hanif Abdurraqib is taking over Wex Film/Video programming to present Pick and Reels: Basketball on Screen, a short series of films he's curated in connection with the release of his latest book, There's Always This Year: On Basketball and Ascension

Above, Hanif talks about the three films to screen—Above the Rim, Love & Basketball, and He Got Game—and why he chose these specific titles, as well as things he loves about each film, and his plans for participating in the series. Don't miss your chance to see some great films and hear more about them from the author—and get a personally autographed copy of his new book!

To further whet your appetite, check out some previous examples of Hanif discussing moving images at the Wex: