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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).

 

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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