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[07/06/09 - 12:34 PM]
HBO Documentary Films Presents a Provocative Slate of Original Specials Every Monday Night This Summer, July 13 Through SepT. 7
TEDDY: IN HIS OWN WORDS kicks things off on July 13 with THE LAST TRUCK: THE CLOSING OF A GM PLANT rounding out the summer on September 7.

[via press release from HBO]

HBO DOCUMENTARY FILMS PRESENTS A PROVOCATIVE SLATE OF ORIGINAL SPECIALS EVERY MONDAY NIGHT THIS SUMMER, JULY 13 THROUGH SEPT. 7

Starting July 13 and running through Sept. 7, HBO Documentary Films heats up the summer with a provocative new film every Monday night at 9:00 pm. (ET/PT). From a look at the life and 46-year Senate career of Ted Kennedy, to the story of the kidnapping and murder of a 24-year-old Afghan, HBO Documentaries take subscribers to worlds others rarely see.

For more information go to hbo.com/documentaryseries

To see and share a promo for the series go to: http://www.hbo.com/docs/docuseries/swf/summer2009/index.html

Upcoming documentaries include (in chronological order):

TEDDY: IN HIS OWN WORDS (debuting July 13) explores the life and 46-year Senate career of Ted Kennedy through his own words, from his childhood up through his speech at the 2008 Democratic National Convention. The film includes archival material and never-before-seen home movies. Produced by Peter Kunhardt (HBO�s �In Memoriam: New York City 9/11/01�).

PROM NIGHT IN MISSISSIPPI (July 20), an official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. In 1997, Oscar� winner Morgan Freeman made an historic offer to his hometown high school: He would foot the bill for the school�s senior prom � on the condition that both black and white students be allowed to attend. Freeman�s offer was ignored, but in 2008, he made it again. This time, the school accepted and history was made, but not without significant opposition. Directed by Paul Saltzman.

THE YES MEN FIX THE WORLD (July 27) This lively documentary focuses on the efforts of Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, frontmen for the Yes Men, to champion worthy causes � and battle the excesses of today�s free-market economy � through high-profile, politically charged hoaxes. An official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. Directed by Andy Bichlbaum & Mike Bonanno.

BOY INTERRUPTED (Aug. 3) tells the heartbreaking story of Evan Perry, a 15-year-old boy who jumped to his death from his New York City bedroom window after a lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder. An official selection of the 2009 Sundance Film Festival, the documentary recounts Evan�s life and death in the words of his parents, filmmakers Hart and Dana Perry, and others who knew him.

THE NINE LIVES OF MARION BARRY (Aug. 10) profiles the controversial Washington, D.C. politician, viewed by some as a philandering, drug-addled disaster, and by others as a folk hero. Directed and produced by Dana Flor & Toby Oppenheimer.

FIXER: THE TAKING OF AJMAL NAQSHBANDI (Aug. 17) focuses on the 2007 kidnapping and murder of a 24-year-old Afghan who was hired by foreign journalists to help gather news stories. 2009 Tribeca Film Festival winner, Directed by Ian Olds.

WHICH WAY HOME (Aug. 24) an official selection of the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2009 Los Angeles Film Festival, views the immigration issue through the eyes of children who face harrowing dangers as they journey to the United States. Executive produced by Lianne Halfon, John Malkovich and Russell Smith; directed and produced by Rebecca Cammisa.

YOUTH KNOWS NO PAIN (Aug. 31) follows filmmaker Mitch McCabe, the age-obsessed daughter of a plastic surgeon, as she journeys through America�s $60 billion a year anti-aging world.

THE LAST TRUCK: THE CLOSING OF A GM PLANT (working title) (Sept. 7) tells the inside story of the last days of a General Motors plant in Moraine, Ohio, as lived by the people who worked the line. Directed and produced by Ohio natives Steve Bogner & Julia Reichert.





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