We’ve known for several months that ESPN is making a 30 for 30 about John Calipari, and today, we finally found out its premiere date. According to Richard Deitsch of Sports Illustrated, Cal’s 30 for 30 — entitled One and Not Done — will premiere on April 13, eleven days after the NCAA Championship game. The film will be produced and directed by Jonathan Hock, a multiple Emmy Award-winning producer and director whose previous 30 for 30s include The Best That Never Was (2010), Unguarded (2011), Survive and Advance (2013) and Of Miracles and Men (2015).
Hock did an interview with Sports Illustrated last week in which he called Calipari the most complicated subject he’s ever dealt with on a project. Hock and his ESPN crew made ten visits to Lexington in 2015 for the documentary, which will run around two hours and focus primarily on the 2015-16 season and Cal’s career as a whole.
“I think the most important thing the film does is embrace the antipathy to Calipari as part of who he is,” Hock said. “You can’t be John Calipari without the haters. I have had more fun filming Calipari than I can remember having following any team. He is so unfiltered and entertaining and real when you are embedded with him. He has been wide open. Making the film has been a really great experience.”
Now we know exactly how many days we’ll have to wait to see it (128).