ESPN has released the lineup for the fall installments of its outstanding documentary series “30 for 30.” The yearlong project features a roll call of award-winning filmmakers and celebrates the 30th anniversary of the sports network, blending sports, pop culture and consistently compelling storytelling.
The remaining 13 episodes start Aug. 24 with “Jordan Rides the Bus,” a film from director Ron Shelton (“Bull Durham”) about Michael Jordan’s still-inexplicable foray into minor-league baseball at the height of his NBA career. Other films include “One Night in Vegas,” about the friendship between Mike Tyson and Tupac Shakur, and the one night that ended with Tyson the WBA champ and Skakur dead; “Once Brothers,” an NBA Films look at the the bitter tensions that split onetime teammates and close friends Vlade Divac and Drazen Petrovic after the ethnic conflict between Serbia and Croatia; and “Catching Hell,” Oscar-winner Alex Gibney’s look at Steve Bartman and how be became — and copes with being — hated by Chicago Cubs fans. Check out the complete schedule and descriptions here.
This is sports programming that will wow people who aren’t even sports fans.
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