Beginning on September 27th, ESPN will air 8 new documentaries every Tuesday from prominent directors that include Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and Alex Gibney (Taxi To The Dark Side).
Stories range from the Spurlock's The Dotted Line, which is an in-depth look at the competitive world of sports agents to Renee, the story of transgendered tennis player Renee Richards, so there is definitely something for everyone!
Other films include Jeff Feuerzeig's The Real Rocky (on boxer Chuck Wepner), Steve Michaels' Charismatic (on the tragic end for horse racing's unlikely triple crown candidate in 1999), and Gibney's Catching Hell, which depicts the aftermath of Cubs fan Steve Bartman's interference with a foul ball that cost the team its first World Series since 1945.
In a similar innitiative, ESPN is also launching a 4-part docuseries, Rise Up, on September 13 that focuses on the effect that rebuilding athletic facilities had on four high schools and their communities.
With such outstanding filmmakers involved, we think ESPN will attract more than just sports fans this fall!
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