East St. Louis High School and NYC Premieres Connect Community to the Film, Executive Produced by SPORTS ILLUSTRATED with UNINTERRUPTED’S LeBron James and Maverick Carter
“89 Blocks” Trailer: http://bit.ly/2hUf85h
Rounding out the network’s weekend of holiday programming, FOX Sports premieres “89 Blocks,” airing Sunday November 26, adjacent to regional NFL broadcasts. This is the first film in the new FOX Sports Films feature-length documentary series, “Magnify”.
Tuesday, November 21, ahead of the broadcast premiere, FOX Sports Films, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED and UNINTERRUPTED presented an exclusive screening to the students of East St. Louis High School, where the film is set. An additional screening took place last week in New York City.
“89 Blocks,” executive produced by Time Inc.’s SPORTS ILLUSTRATED with LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s UNINTERRUPTED, brings an authentic perspective to the story of the East St. Louis High School Flyers football team — the pride and joy of a complex, at-risk Illinois community. This look at their exceptional challenges and heartwarming triumph during the 2016 season is directed by Emmy winner Josh Oshinsky.
FOX Sports features live regionalized NFL coverage this Sunday at 1:00 PM ET and 4:05 PM ET with NFL broadcasts available in both competing teams’ home markets, as well as select additional cities around the country. Viewers with an NFL matchup airing at 1:00 PM ET can watch the documentary at 4:30 PM ET; viewers with an NFL matchup airing at 4:05 PM ET can see the documentary at 2:30 PM ET.
For additional information about “89 Blocks” and FOX Sports Films’ series “Magnify”, click here.