ESPN Films 30 for 30 Ten Film Gift Set
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The Best That Never Was: with over-sized expectations, controversy, injury and conflict. Eight-time Emmy Award winner Jonathan Hock follows the poignant and compelling story of “the best that never was.” · Catching Hell: Academy-Award winner Alex Gibney “brilliantly”* explores the phenomenon of scapegoating through the lenses of two infamous moments in sports history: Bartman’s ill-fated incident and Boston Red Sox first baseman, Bill Buckner’s fateful error. Official Selection 2011 Tribeca Film Festival. *USA Today · The Fab Five: One of the most famous – and infamous – teams in college basketball history. Arriving on the campus of the University of Michigan in the fall of 1991, these five freshmen —Chris Webber, Jalen Rose, Juwan Howard, Jimmy King and Ray Jackson— electrified the game and brought new style to the masses with their baggy shorts, black socks and brash talk. · The Marinovich Project: Directors John Dorsey and Andrew Stephan tell the unvarnished story of Todd’s unique ascent to stardom, the dark descent that followed and the complicated father-son bond throughout. · Once Brothers: Close friends and teammates, Drazen Petrovic and Vlade Divac grew up sharing the common bond of basketball. But when war broke out between Petrovic’s Croatia and Divac’s Serbia, long buried ethnic tensions surfaced beyond their control. · The Real Rocky: Uncover the story of the “Real Rocky,” Chuck Wepner, the man who went almost the full 15 rounds with Muhammad Ali in 1975 to inspire the Oscar-winning movie. · The Two Escobars: A “gripping human drama” (Huffington Post) about the intersection of crime, sports and nationalism in 1990’s Columbia. At a time when drug money fueled the sport, the fates of Andres Escobar, the inspirational captain of Nacional, and Pablo Escobar, the notorious leader of the Medellin cartel, were permanently linked. When Andrews was murdered 10 days after scoring goal against the US. · The U: Long before the hip hop culture filled our airwaves and shopping malls, the Miami Hurricanes brought street values and hood bravado into America’s living room. Filmmaker Billy Corben (Cocaine Cowboys) tells the story of how these “Bad Boys” of football changed the attitude & ultimately the rules of the game, and how this serene campus was transformed into “The U.” · Unguarded: Chris Herren was a basketball legend before he left high school. After a troubled, yet outstanding career at Fresno State, he would eventually fulfill his childhood dream of playing for the Boston Celtics, only to lose it all to a devastating addiction that nearly killed him. · June 17, 1994: Do you remember where you were on June 17, 1994? The New York Rangers celebrated on Broadway, the FIFA World Cup kicked off in Chicago,, Patrick Ewing pursued a long evasive championship in the Garden, and yet all of that was a prelude to O.J. Simpson leading America on a slow speed chase around Los Angeles. · Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs The New York Knicks: In the 1995 Eastern Conference Semifinals, Reggie Miller solidified his status as Public Enemy #1 in New York City. With moments to go in Game 1, Miller scored eight points in 8.9 seconds to give the Indiana Pacers an astonishing victory.