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Morgan Spurlock Presents Five New Documentaries

29 Nov, 2006 By: Thomas K. Arnold

Five documentaries, including another look at food that might be bad for you, highlight the 2007 line of Hart Sharp Video's new “Morgan Spurlock Presents…” lineup.

Slated for DVD release next year under the banner of the famed Super Size Me documentarian, who vaulted to notoriety with his film blasting McDonald's fast food, will be Class Act, The Future of Food, Chalk, Czech Dreams and The Third Wave.

Chalk, which follows three novice teachers as they navigate a school year, is an awards favorite that will arrive on DVD following its second-quarter 2007 theatrical run. The film, from director Mike Akel, picked up numerous awards and nominations, including a Jury Award for outstanding performances at the Los Angeles Film Festival and a Grand Jury Award at the Independent Film Festival of Boston for best narrative feature.

Also slated for theaters prior to its late-2007 DVD release is The Third Wave, which explores the aftermath of the 2005 tsunami and the rebuilding of small town in Sri Lanka.

Hart Sharp's “Morgan Spurlock Presents…” line, launched earlier this year in partnership with Spurlock's Warrior Poets production company, features documentary and narrative feature films personally selected by Spurlock and Hart Sharp president Joe Amodei.

Also bound for DVD during 2007: Class Act, a documentary of teacher-philanthropist Jay W. Jensen and his yen for arts education, March 6; The Future of Food, a documentary by Deborah Koons Garcia about genetically modified food and its potential effect on society, April 10; and Czech Dreams, about two film students who set out to document the influence of Western consumerism on Czech society, May 8.

“These movies blew me away when I saw them and I am thrilled that even more people will get a chance to experience their importance, humor and originality,” Spurlock said.

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