2014 is turning out to be a damn fine year for docus in Park City and we’re not even mentioning the Competition line-up here. Amir Bar-Lev, Alex Gibney, Joe Berlinger, Stanley Nelson, Greg Barker and Steve James (pays the ultimate homage to the critic who launched Hoop Dreams into the stratosphere with a docu on Roger Ebert called Life Itself) all have their latest films landing at the festival.
The Battered Bastards of Baseball / U.S.A. (Directors: Chapman Way, Maclain Way) — Hollywood veteran Bing Russell creates the only independent baseball team in the country—alarming the baseball establishment and sparking the meteoric rise of the 1970s Portland Mavericks.
Finding Fela / U.S.A. (Director: Alex Gibney) — Fela Anikulapo Kuti created the musical movement Afrobeat and used it as a political forum to oppose the Nigerian dictatorship and advocate for the rights of oppressed people. This is the story of his life, »
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