"June 17th, 1994" [JOCK DOCS: Football]
JOCK DOCS: Football
"June 17th, 1994"
Dir. Brett Morgen, 51 min, 2010
So what's the big deal about June 17th, 1994? Well, it was the day that Arnold Palmer played his last round ever at the U.S. Open, the day that the World Cup opened in Chicago, the day the Rangers celebrated winning the Stanley Cup, the day the Knicks played Game Five of the NBA finals against the Houston Rockets, the day Ken Griffey Jr. tied Babe Ruth for the most home runs hit before June 30th, and "oh yeah" the day O.J. Simpson was charged with double homicide and fled through the streets of Los Angeles in a white Bronco. The Simpson story dominated the day, though the major networks and ESPN covered everything else that was going on as well, while jumping back to L.A. for frequent updates. For June 17, 1994 Bret Morgen starts in the morning and rolls forward, showing how the various stories piled up on top of each other and even commented on each other.
JOCK DOCS is a monthly series at the Maysles Cinema which brings you the best in sports documentaries - curated by Laura Coxson.
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