FOX Sports Supports and 21st Century Fox Amplify MAGNIFY’s Community Impact with Good Sports Partnership
Good Sports Website: https://www.goodsports.org/
LOS ANGELES – Wrapping up 2018, FOX Sports Films will air a movie marathon on FS1 featuring the first four MAGNIFY documentaries. Whether you missed the premieres, or you’d like to rewatch the series, you can binge-watch from Sunday, Dec. 30 at 6:00 AM ET to Monday, Dec. 31 at 6:00 AM ET.
MAGNIFY leverages sports as a lens for exploring important cultural stories and investigates the challenges, change, and unity they bring to communities. To amplify MAGNIFY’s connection to local communities through sports, FOX Sports Supports and 21st Century Fox partnered with Good Sports, a non-profit organization, to bolster youth sports in conjunction with the launch of SHOT IN THE DARK and THEY FIGHT.
The marathon line-up includes:
- 2018 Sports Emmy®-nominated 89 BLOCKS, executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter for Uninterrupted, along with Sports Illustrated, brings an authentic perspective to the story of the East St. Louis High School football team through their challenges and heartwarming triumph during the 2016 season.
89 BLOCKS Trailer: http://bit.ly/2hUf85h
- SHOT IN THE DARK, executive produced by Dwayne Wade and Chance the Rapper, follows Orr Academy’s high school basketball team and its stars Tyquone Greer and Marquise Pryor as they aspire for greatness under inspirational head coach Lou Adams, facing systemic inequities that threaten to claim their future.
SHOT IN THE DARK Trailer: http://bit.ly/2EzwflT
- NOSSA CHAPE, from Sports Emmy®-nominated directors Jeffrey Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist (The Two Escobars, Pele: Birth of a Legend), focuses on the 2016 plane crash involving Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense, and how the city strove to overcome the tragedy.
NOSSA CHAPE Trailer: https://bit.ly/2A5PQpz
- The latest MAGNIFY film, THEY FIGHT, from Common’s Freedom Road Productions and Argent Pictures with partner Drew Brees, follows young boxers Ragahleak “Peanut” Bartee, Quincey Williams and Lamar “Twin” Odoms’ journeys with the Lyfe Style Boxing program in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 8.
THEY FIGHT Trailer: https://bit.ly/2BjlfqC
Set to debut in 2019, Q BALL, from executive producer and Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant, follows the lives of the San Quentin Warriors — teammates and inmates at “The Q,” California’s San Quentin State Prison.
Good Sports is focused on giving all kids the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of sport and physical activity by providing new sports equipment, apparel, and footwear to children in need. For SHOT IN THE DARK, 21st Century Fox announced a $25,000 matching campaign for donations made to Good Sports, totaling $50,000 of support for youth athletic programs in Chicago. For THEY FIGHT, Good Sports celebrated the release of the film with the addition of a boxing donation initiative to their Equip-A-Kid program, while FOX Sports Supports and 21st Century Fox donated $20,000 to the organization to supply boxing equipment to the Washington, D.C. area. Please visit www.goodsports.org/shotinthedark and www.goodsports.org/theyfight to find out how you can help
(All times are subject to change)
|Sunday, Dec. 30||6:00 AM||Nossa Chape||FS1|
|8:00 AM||89 Blocks||FS1|
|9:30 AM||Shot in the Dark||FS1|
|11:00 AM||They Fight||FS1|
|3:30 PM||Nossa Chape||FS1|
|5:30 PM||89 Blocks||FS1|
|7:00 PM||Shot in the Dark||FS1|
|8:30 PM||They Fight||FS1|
|Monday, Dec. 31||1:00 AM||They Fight||FS1|
|2:30 AM||Shot in the Dark||FS1|
|4:00 AM||Nossa Chape||FS1|
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