Multi-platform entertainment network Epix has lined up eight docs to premiere in its Epix Docs series, covering subjects ranging from soul singer Charles Bradley and “eco-pirate” Paul Watson, to musician Rick Springfield and NBA star Amar’e Stoudemire (pictured).
The flagship title of the eight is Amar’e Stoudemire: In the Moment, which is scheduled to air to coincide with the NBA play-offs on April 19. The doc is an inside look at the New York Knicks basketball player as he tries to bring a championship to New York before he finishes his career. It is produced by Worldwide Baggies.
“We are excited to give fans a first person point of view of the journey and achievements of Amare’s life and career. Amare’s story is inspiring to behold and one fans should not miss as the NBA play-offs near,” said Mark Greenberg, Epix CEO and president.
The doc season kicks off on April 3 with Lunarcy!, which follows a group of people obsessed with the moon and lunar colonization. The doc screened at TIFF last year.
On April 10, Epix will air Charles Bradley: Soul of America, a film on the 62-year-old aspiring soul singer who landed on Rolling Stone‘s top 50 albums list. The doc previously screened during IDFA and SXSW. Meanwhile, Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson - a doc on the controversial environmental activist, will air on April 17.
Festival favorite Shut Up and Play the Hits, which looks at the demise of LCD Soundsystem, is scheduled for April 24; Journey to Planet X, a doc following scientists and amateur filmmakers making their most ambitious sci-fi film yet, is set for May 1; and The Other Dream Team, which examines the Lithuanian basketball team of 1992, is slated for May 8.
Rounding out the doc slate is An Affair of the Heart: Rick Springfield, a doc on the musician as seen through the eyes of die-hard fans. It will air on May 15.