Friday, September 11, 2009

30 For 30: Peter Berg and Barry Levinson

ESPN's Bill Simmons (aka The Sports Guy) has an essay up on the web on the genesis of the network's 30 For 30 project ( 30 For 30 consists of 30 films made by filmmakers, athletes, and others, exploring a variety of sporting-related stories.

Two of those films are playing at TIFF this year in the Mavericks program, and features both the film and a discussion with the filmmaker.

Barry Levinson (Good Morning Vietnam, Rain Man) presents The Band That Wouldn't Die, about a marching band in Baltimore trying to keep football alive. This presentation is at the AMC on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at 2;15 PM. Tickets are still available for $19.76.

Peter Berg (Friday Night Lights, The Kingdom) presents Kings Ransom, about the trade that sent Wayne Gretzky from the Edmonton Oilers to the LA Kings. This presentation is at the AMC on Sunday, September 13, 2009 at 2:45 PM. Tickets are still available for $19.76.


My experiences at the Toronto International Film Festival. Note this blog is not affiliated with the Toronto International Film Festival Group or the festival itself.
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