TCA: HBO Sets Early 2013 Documentaries
Pay cabler to debut seven films during first half of year
By Tim Baysinger -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/4/2013 4:12:40 PMComplete Coverage: TCA Winter Press Tour 2013
HBO on Friday set its documentary slate for the first half of 2013, which will feature seven new films.
The first documentary scheduled to debut is Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God, which will premiere Feb. 4. Directed by Alex Gibney, Mea Maxima Culpa will tell the story of four deaf men who claim a Catholic priest sexually abused them, and the ensuing cover-up.
Two more will air in March with Kings Point and American Winter. Kings Point tells the stories of five senior citizens in a retirement resort and they move forward following the loss of their spouses. American Winter focuses on those who are struggling during the current U.S. economic downturn.
In April, HBO will premiere 50 Children: The Rescue Mission of Mr. and Mrs. Kraus and Which Way is the Frontline From HERE?: The Life and Times of Tim Hethertington. 50 Children, which will be directed by Steven Pressman and narrated by Alan Alda and Mamie Gummer, tells the story of Gilbert and Eleanor Kraus, a couple that rescued 50 Jewish children from Nazi Germany in 1939. Which Way is the Frontline will profile the famed war photographer and filmmaker Hetherington.
Manhunt: The Search for Bin Laden and Tales From the Organ Trade will debut in May. Manhunt will chronicle the decade-long hunt for Osama bin Laden while Tales From the Organ Trade will look at international organ trafficking and the role the internet plays in the black market exchange.
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