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Sport And Cinema

Turner Classic Film Festival Arrives in Hollywood

For the fifth year, starting tomorrow and running for three days and four nights, fans of vintage cinema will enjoy screenings at some of Hollywood’s classic movie palaces as the cable channel TCM brings it popular film festival to Southern California. [...]

New Lance Armstrong Documentary Film

Gibney and crew followed the American cyclist for four years with the intent of chronicling his return to cycling after retirement as Armstrong tried to win his eighth Tour de France. Then the truth came out. [...]

Heleno: A New Futbol Film

Kicking off across the nation comes a movie about a charismatic, highly talented yet tragic soccer star, Brazilian footballer, Heleno de Freitas. The striker spent most of his career with Botafogo, scoring over 200 goals for the club from 1939 through 1948. [...]

ESPN Films 30 for 30 Vol. II Slate

ESPN Films, producers of the Emmy-nominated and Peabody Award-winning 30 for 30 film series, has announced the schedule for the new slate of films in its 30 for 30 series The series kicks off with Broke on Tuesday, Oct. 2, at 8 p.m. on ESPN/ESPNHD and will air on consecutive Tuesday nights in October, concluding the 2012 run with one film airing in December after the Heisman Trophy Presentation. The 30 for 30 documentaries airing this fall are: Broke, 9.79*, There’s No Place Like Home, Benji, Ghosts of Ole Miss, and You Don’t Know Bo. [...]

HBO Sports To Present a Summer Documentary Festival

With the curtains first rising June 20th and every Wednesday through July 25, HBO Sports will present a featured documentary using a storytelling blend of archival footage, interviews and home movies covering a wide range of topics. [...]

Chariots of Fire Racing to London Stage

The film “Chariots of Fire”, winner of the 1981 Best Picture Oscar, will be running alongside the Summer Olympics in a stage version at a theater in London’s West End. [...]

Night and the City – Wrestling’s Best Movie, Part of Turner Classic Film Festival

On a rainy weekend in Hollywood, classics film fans are in for a treat as Jules Dassin’s 1950 noir gem “Night and the City” is slated for a Saturday afternoon presentation as part of the four-day Turner Classic Film Festival. [...]

Turner Classic Film Festival Takes Over Hollywood

It is throwback time up and down Hollywood Boulevard with the cable network’s annual gathering of classic films being screened at classic venues featuring some classic filmmakers and stars of yesteryear running through Sunday. The sold-out event features movie buffs visiting from points all over the globe to watch movies from the golden era of Hollywood and listen to behind-the-scenes stories from critics, historians, filmmakers and yes even some stars like Liza Minnelli, Kirk Douglas and Kim Novak. Dedicated fans of nostalgic cinema jam screenings which are held at such notable venues as Grauman’s Chinese theater, the Cinerama Dome and the Egyptian Theater. [...]

2012 Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival – The Starting Lineup

The Tribeca Film Festival (TFF) announced its starting lineup for its 11th annual gathering which includes the popular Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival. The series has become a leading platform in presenting independent sports and competition-themed films. Taking place the middle of next month in lower Manhattan, here is a peak at the sports film slate for 2012 [...]

Undefeated Scores an Academy Award

The saga of a high school football team on the poor side of Memphis came away with an Oscar for Best Documentary Film at last night’s Academy Awards in Hollywood. [...]