ESPN 30 for 30 To Showcase Bruce Lee with “BE WATER” On June 7th
The newest ESPN 30 for 30 documentary film showcasing Bruce Lee, titled “Be Water,” is set to debut on June 7th on ESPN after making a big bang at the Sundance Film Festival in January.
Long before ESPN and Netflix hooked up and captured the world with the 10-part documentary “The Last Dance,” the inside look into the final championship season of the Chicago Bulls dynasty, they created the exclusive sports documentary mold with the series 30 for 30.
Along with highlighting the explosive energy and philosophy that is Lee, the documentary will explore that even a talent as unique and radiant as Lee faced immense racial discrimination on his journey to a breakthrough on the screen. Even in the face of this stifling discrimination, Lee fought to break down barriers and change the old narratives in Hollywood.
This Bruce Lee documentary joins three other 30 For 30 docs being released, one on Lance Armstrong, and another on the Home Run Chase from the summer of 1998 between Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire.
Another, focusing on the late Hall of Fame pitcher and ex Toronto Blue Jay Roy Halladay titled Imperfect, also debuted to wide acclaim on the weekend.
ESPN 30 for 30 Top 5
If you haven’t watched any ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries I would highly recommend that you go check one out. I have watched ALMOST all of them and I get mesmerized and enthralled when I watch every single one.
Here are my all time favorite ESPN 30 for 30 docs:
- Bad Boys – A look back at the Detroit Pistons of the 1980’s and early 90’s
- The Fab Five – The story of the 1991 Michigan Wolverines men’s basketball recruiting class
- One Night In Vegas – The friendship of boxer Mike Tyson and rapper Tupac Shakur and the night of September 7th, 1996 when Shakur was murdered after attending the Tyson-Bruce Seldon fight in Las Vegas.
- Catching Hell – The relationship between Chicago Cubs fans and Steve Bartman following Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series
- The Two Escobars – The lives of soccer player Andres Escobar and drug lord Pablo Escobar, the intertwining of crime and soccer in their native Columbia and the connections between the deaths of both men.
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