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Sports documentaries

October 08, 2009|Kenneth Turan

Sports is more than the toy department of our culture, it's often the source of excellent documentary work. Case in point: "More Than a Game," which is destined to be known as "the LeBron James movie" but in truth is a whole lot more. It shows how the powerful bond that James formed with his teammates in high school and earlier sustained him and transformed everyone's lives. Also pay attention to a continuing series of involving documentaries, "30 for 30," sponsored by ESPN Films for the cable network and using big name directors. On Tuesday, Barry Levinson examines the defection of the Baltimore Colts to Indianapolis in "The Band That Wouldn't Die," and on Oct. 27, Albert Maysles looks at a great boxing rivalry in "Muhammad and Larry." Lots more to come.

-- Kenneth Turan

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