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Morgan Spurlock to host Current TV doc series

U.S. cable network Current TV has tapped filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (pictured) to host 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die, a five-part series counting down the greatest factual films of the past quarter-century.
May 24, 2011

U.S. cable network Current TV has tapped filmmaker Morgan Spurlock (pictured) to host 50 Documentaries To See Before You Die, a five-part series counting down the greatest factual films of the past quarter-century.

Announced earlier this year and launching August 1, the five hour-long episodes will see Spurlock (Super Size Me, POM Wonderful presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold) looking at how the documentary feature has evolved “into an increasingly mainstream genre, becoming a major box office draw and impacting society and contemporary American culture in ways never seen before.”

Docs lined up to be featured in the series include Roger & Me, The Thin Blue Line, Catfish, Inside Job, March of the Penguins and Hoop Dreams.

The series will also feature interviews with a number of influential directors, including Errol Morris (The Fog of War, Tabloid) Chris Hegedus and D.A. Pennebaker (The War Room, Dont Look Back) and Penelope Spheeris (The Decline of Western Civilization).

 

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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