The Hooping Life Solarmovie

The Hooping Life (2014)


The Hooping Life is the first film that captures the origins and rise of modern day hula-hooping – a.k.a hooping. With an introduction and narration by hooper (of basketball and hulaalike) Shaquille O’Neal, the film illuminates eight extraordinary stories of hoop devotees who have embraced it as an art form, a teaching aid, and even an instrument of redemption. From the streets, to intimate clubs, to giant arenas, the film alternates between self-filmed video diaries, verité documentary footage, and spectacularly filmed performances. Filmed over six years, and featuring an appearance by late hoop-promoter and TV personality Art Linkletter, the film celebrates the healing power of movement and the spirit of human inventiveness.

The Hooping Life Solarmovie
Release Date: 2014-04-22
Status: Released
Run time: 70 min / 1:10


Shaquille O'Neal
as Himself
John Cameron Mitchell
as Himself
Art Linkletter
as Himself
Sandi Schultz
as Herself
John Savage
as Himself
Garry Marshall
as Himself


Directing Amy Goldstein Director
Camera Amy Goldstein Director of Photography
Production Anouchka van Riel Producer