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THE dOMINICAN dREAM

fELIPE loPEZ

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In the early 1990s the hoops in the Bronx belonged to a young immigrant from the Dominican Republic, Felipe Lopez. Ranked first in the country as a high school senior, featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated at the age of 17, and referred to affectionately as the “King of New York,” Lopez’s prospects appeared limitless. Many speculated Lopez would go straight from high school to the NBA, becoming the ultimate success story for children of the working class. With his community piling their hopes and dreams upon his back, Lopez chose to pursue education over fame, attending St. John’s University. This major life decision, made at such a young age, would go on to affect the rest of Lopez’s career. 

In The Dominican Dream, Lopez humbly reflects on the challenges of being the prodigal son and the importance of lifting up the next generation. Featuring interviews with Alex Rodriguez, Chauncey Billups, and Zendon Hamilton, the film is an intimate portrait of community, family, and altruism. Imbued with Lopez’s optimism and humor, The Dominican Dream is a celebration of self-discovery. 

—Jessie Fairbanks

New York, Documentary, Biography, Sports

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Below please find press breaks on behalf of THE DOMINICAN DREAM:

Manhattan Times – April 23, 2019 – “UC Recap – April 15 – April 20” by Staff.

https://www.manhattantimesnews.com/uc-recap-april-15-april-20/

 

Blackfilm – April 25, 2019 – “Black Talent and Films at 2019 Tribeca Film Festival” by Wilson Morales.

https://www.blackfilm.com/read/2019/04/black-talent-and-films-at-2019-tribeca-film-festival/

 

El Diario – April 25, 2019 – “Tiempo Extra: Felipe López, ‘The Dominican Dream’ en exclusiva” Facebook Live.

https://www.facebook.com/ElDiarioNY/videos/574771206344267/

 

Elite Sports NY – April 23, 2019 – “ESPN showcasing sports beauty at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival” by Robby Sabo.

https://elitesportsny.com/2019/04/23/espn-showcasing-sports-beauty-to-2019-tribeca-film-festival/

 

Fox 5 New York – April 25, 2019 – “Former basketball great Felipe Lopez has no regrets” by Staff.

http://www.fox5ny.com/good-day/former-basketball-great-felipe-lopez-has-no-regrets

 

Bill Rhoden on Sports – April 25, 2019 – Felipe Lopez Interview.

https://soundcloud.com/user-876026376/felipe-lopez

 

Latino Rebels – April 26, 2019 – “ESPN Documentary ‘The Dominican Dream’ Chronicles Story of Basketball Player Felipe López” by Staff.

https://www.latinorebels.com/2019/04/26/dominicandream/

 

CBS New York – April 26, 2019 – “Felipe Lopez On ‘The Dominican Dream’, St. John’s Career & Alex Rodriguez” by DJ Sixsmith.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/04/26/felipe-lopez-the-dominican-dream-interview-st-johns/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rtBKNVmfrI

 

LA Times – April 26, 2019 – “What’s on TV, April 28-May 4: ‘Deep State,’ ‘Suspiria’ and more” by Matt Cooper.

https://www.latimes.com/entertainment/tv/la-ca-st-0428-whats-on-tv-this-week-deep-state-bts-suspiria-20190428-story.html??dssReturn=true

 

Newsday – April 26, 2019 – “One-time St. John's prodigy Felipe Lopez's story is now a film” by Neil Best.

https://www.newsday.com/sports/media/felipe-lopez-basketball-st-john-s-1.30309090

https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/video/dominicana-republica-felipe-lopez-nba-michael-jordan-baloncesto-deportes-cnne-pkg/

https://www.si.com/nba/2019/04/30/felipe-lopez-espn-30-for-30-dominican-dream-rice-st-johns-timberwolves-grizzlies

 

1010 Radio – April 29, 2019 – “Hoopin' It Up with ‘The Dominican Dream’” by Marc Ernay.

https://1010wins.radio.com/blogs/marc-ernay/marc-felipe-lopez

 

amNY – April 29, 2019 – “Felipe Lopez's immigrant story and meteoric rise are told in  'The Dominican Dream'” by Scott Fontana.

https://www.amny.com/sports/felipe-lopez-30-for-30-1.30438209

 

amNY – April 30, 2019 – “Felipe Mania, 25 Years On” by Scott Fontana.

Print scan attached

 

CNN Espanol – April 29, 2019 – “El documental que cuenta la vida de Felipe López” by Staff.

https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/video/dominicana-republica-felipe-lopez-nba-michael-jordan-baloncesto-deportes-cnne-pkg/

 

Elite Sports NY – April 29, 2019 – “On the Scene with Vivalo: St. John’s legend Felipe Lopez at Mr. Throwback (ESNY Video)” by Mike Vivalo.

https://elitesportsny.com/2019/04/29/on-scene-vivalo-st-johns-legend-felipe-lopez-mr-throwback-esny-video/

 

Sports Illustrated – April 30, 2019 – “The Dominican Dream: Felipe Lopez’s Rise Was More Than a Basketball Story” by Luis Miguel Echegaray.

https://www.si.com/nba/2019/04/30/felipe-lopez-espn-30-for-30-dominican-dream-rice-st-johns-timberwolves-grizzlies

 

Slate – April 29, 2019 – Hang Up and Listen Podcast: Jon Hock Appearance.

https://slate.com/culture/2019/04/warriors-rockets-the-nfl-draft-and-the-dominican-dream-on-hang-up-and-listen.html

 

St. John’s The Torch – April 29, 2019 – “Felipe Loìpez to Debut Documentary on ESPN” by Andreina Rodriguez.

https://www.torchonline.com/news/2019/04/29/felipe-lopez-to-debut-documentary-on-espn/

 

Uproxx – April 29, 2019 – “Felipe Lopez Talks About ‘The Dominican Dream,’ A New Documentary About His Life” by Jamie Cooper

https://uproxx.com/dimemag/felipe-lopez-interview-espn-30-for-30-the-dominican-dream/

 

Additional AP Pick-up

 

Reviews

Awful Announcing – April 29, 2019 – Mixed Positive Review by Ben Koo.

https://awfulannouncing.com/espn/30-for-30-review-the-dominican-dream.html

 

 

1010 Radio – April 29, 2019 – “Hoopin' It Up with ‘The Dominican Dream’” by Marc Ernay.

https://1010wins.radio.com/blogs/marc-ernay/marc-felipe-lopez

 

amNY – April 29, 2019 – “Felipe Lopez's immigrant story and meteoric rise are told in  'The Dominican Dream'” by Scott Fontana.

https://www.amny.com/sports/felipe-lopez-30-for-30-1.30438209

 

CNN Espanol – April 29, 2019 – “El documental que cuenta la vida de Felipe López” by Staff.

https://cnnespanol.cnn.com/video/dominicana-republica-felipe-lopez-nba-michael-jordan-baloncesto-deportes-cnne-pkg/

 

Elite Sports NY – April 29, 2019 – “On the Scene with Vivalo: St. John’s legend Felipe Lopez at Mr. Throwback (ESNY Video)” by Mike Vivalo.

https://elitesportsny.com/2019/04/29/on-scene-vivalo-st-johns-legend-felipe-lopez-mr-throwback-esny-video/

 

Sports Illustrated – April 30, 2019 – “The Dominican Dream: Felipe Lopez’s Rise Was More Than a Basketball Story” by Luis Miguel Echegaray.

https://www.si.com/nba/2019/04/30/felipe-lopez-espn-30-for-30-dominican-dream-rice-st-johns-timberwolves-grizzlies

 

Slate – April 29, 2019 – Hang Up and Listen Podcast: Jon Hock Appearance.

https://slate.com/culture/2019/04/warriors-rockets-the-nfl-draft-and-the-dominican-dream-on-hang-up-and-listen.html

 

St. John’s The Torch – April 29, 2019 – “Felipe López to Debut Documentary on ESPN” by Andreina Rodriguez.

https://www.torchonline.com/news/2019/04/29/felipe-lopez-to-debut-documentary-on-espn/

 

Uproxx – April 29, 2019 – “Felipe Lopez Talks About ‘The Dominican Dream,’ A New Documentary About His Life” by Jamie Cooper

https://uproxx.com/dimemag/felipe-lopez-interview-espn-30-for-30-the-dominican-dream/

 

Additional AP Pick-up

 

Reviews

Awful Announcing – April 29, 2019 – Mixed Positive Review by Ben Koo.

https://awfulannouncing.com/espn/30-for-30-review-the-dominican-dream.html

 

PBS Metrofocus – April 30, 2019 – Felipe Lopez Appearance.

Broadcast Clip Attached.

 

Redstorm Sports – April 30, 2019 – ““The Dominican Dream” 30 for 30 on Felipe Lopez Premieres Tonight” by Staff.

https://redstormsports.com/news/2019/4/30/mens-basketball-the-dominican-dream-30-for-30-on-felipe-lopez-premieres-tonight.aspx