Created in March 2008, ESPN Films produces high-quality films showcasing compelling sports stories. In October 2009, ESPN Films launched the Peabody Award-winning and Emmy-nominated 30 for 30 film series. Inspired by ESPN’s 30th Anniversary, the films that made up the series were a thoughtful and innovative reflection on the past three decades told through the lens of diverse and interesting sports fans and social commentators.
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Spike Lee’s Lil’ Joints, a short documentary series from ESPN Films that first premiered last summer, will return May 31 with four new films executive produced by award-winning producer and director Spike Lee.
The next installment in ESPN Films’ SEC Storied series, “The Walk Off,” premieres on Thursday, June 30, at 9 p.m. ET on SEC Network. The film looks at former LSU baseball player Warren Morris’ championship-winning home run in the 1996 College World Series.
30 for 30 on Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry, Co-Directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, to Premiere July 14 on ESPN
The next installment in ESPN Films’ Emmy Award-winning 30 for 30 series will be “Doc & Darryl,” premiering Thursday, July 14, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.
The next installment in ESPN Films’ SEC Storied series, “Mighty Ruthie presented by Cooper Tire,” premieres on Sunday, May 22, at 9 p.m. ET on SEC Network. The film looks at gold medalist Ruthie Bolton, former Auburn basketball player and a victim of domestic violence who has become an advocate for women.
ESPN Films’ award-winning 30 for 30 series will continue on Saturday, May 14, with “Believeland” at 9:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland’s major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.