Tribeca, ESPN launch on-demand sports film fest

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NEW YORK (AP) - Tribeca Film and ESPN are establishing a video-on-demand sports film festival.

Tribeca and ESPN announced Tuesday that the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival will debut June 23 and run through Aug. 25. It will feature five films, available in some 40 million homes.

Among the films is Alex Gibney’s scapegoating documentary “Catching Hell.” The other films are: the Little League documentary “Boys of Summer,” West indies cricket documentary “Fire in Babylon,” transgender tennis player Renee Richards documentary, “Renee,” and “Turkey Bowl,” a touch-football film also to be limited-released theatrically June 3.

Films that earlier ran as part of ESPN’s documentary series “30 for 30” also will be available.

Tribeca Film is a distribution arm of Tribeca Enterprises, which presents the annual Tribeca Film Festival.

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