Monday March 09, 2015

Explore Errol Morris' stunning portraits of sports fanatics

Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris.

Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris. (The Canadian Press)

Listen 18:32

Acclaimed documentarian Errol Morris joins guest host Allan Hawco to discuss his artfully-shot series of short films about sports obsessives — including an infamous streaker who has run naked at every major sporting event. The series, dubbed It's Not Crazy, It's Sports, are being released online by ESPN. 

*Click on the listen button above to hear the full segment (audio runs 18:32) 

Errol Morris quote on sports

Sports is human experience, writ small, writ large, says Errol Morris. (Errol Morris)

Web Bonus: Errol Morris remembers Cinéma Verité pioneer Albert Maysles

This interview was taped Friday, just hours after news broke that trailblazing filmmaker Albert Maysles had died ​at the age of 88. Morris reacted off air, praising his colleague for shaping the field of documentary filmmaking as we know it. 

Visit our web-only tribute to Maysles here, where you can hear Morris' full statement.