'Zen of Bobby V' is featured in ESPN/Tribeca slate
I was fortunate enough Sunday to view seven films in the Tribeca/ESPN Sports Film Festival, and now know much more than I did 24 hours ago about homeless soccer, the Bocuse D'Or cooking contest, Ugandan boxing, the history of the New York City marathon, old Nets dancers, steroids and Bobby Valentine.
I will do my best to review all 12 films in the ESPN festival in the blog and/or newspaper before it ends Sunday.
The "Zen of Bobby V," in which three ridiculously young NYU film students spent eight months with Valentine in Japan last year, will be on ESPN May 13.
Sunday was the second-nuttiest movie-watching day of my life, behind only the triple feature of "Dr. No," "From Russia with Love" and "Goldfinger" I saw in 1971 when school was out and my mother had to work.
She left me (age 10) and my sisters (age 9) in a theater in downtown Elizabeth, N.J., with no adult supervision. Those were different times.