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I was the fastest girl in America until I joined Nike

Source:  The New York Times Mary Cain’s male coaches were convinced she had to get “thinner, and thinner, and thinner.”  Then her body started breaking down. At 17, Mary Cain was already a record-breaking phenomenon: the fastest girl in a generation, and the youngest...

NBC Sports acquires “The Russian Five”

Source:  Deadline NBC Sports has acquired "The Russian Five," a documentary about the first five Russians to play together in the NHL. The film tells the story of how Sergei Fedorov, Slava Fetisov, Vladimir Konstatinov, Slava Kozlov, and Igor Larionov defected from...

1091 Media and REI team up for “Return to Mount Kennedy”

Source:  Deadline 1091 Media is teaming with outdoor retailer REI to release "Return to Mount Kennedy," a documentary helmed by Eric Becker that combines elements of history, politics, mountaineering and even some grunge, with Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder providing...

“Blink of an Eye” tells a NASCAR tale of triumph and tragedy

Source:  Los Angeles Times What should have been the ultimate Cinderella story — Michael Waltrip’s 2001 Daytona 500 victory snapping a 462-race losing streak — proved to be tragically bittersweet when his friend and team owner Dale Earnhardt Sr. fatally crashed...

“Maiden” is one of the best films of 2019

Source:  Los Angeles Times If you haven’t seen “Maiden” yet, you're missing out on one of the year's best films. Edge-of-your-seat exciting and blessed with numerous unexpected and dramatically satisfying story lines, the documentary is much more compelling than even...

Inside the World’s First Fully-Electric Racing Grand Prix

Source:  VICE While traditional Formula 1 is confined to dedicated race tracks, Formula E takes over the streets of cities across the globe.  And nstead of the noise and fumes from diesel-powered machines, Formula E race cars are powered by electricity and speed...

Amazon acquires Starbucks-produced “This Is Football” docuseries

Source:  Variety Amazon has ordered a documentary series to go from Starbucks.  “This is Football” will span the globe and tell six stories about the global power of soccer. Veteran producer and film executive Joe Roth, an owner of the Seattle Sounders soccer club,...

“The Russian Five” get the terrific documentary they deserve

Source:  Los Angeles Times One of the most dramatic and emotional of sports stories gets the expert film it deserves in “The Russian Five,” a documentary that is moving in ways you won’t see coming. The sport is professional ice hockey, specifically the saga of the...

Showtime acquires “Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story”

Source:  Deadline Showtime has acquired "Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story," filmmaker Johnny Sweet’s documentary about the controversial NBA star and mental health advocate who now goes by the name Metta World Peace. Directed by Sweet ("Vick") and written by Tom...