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Spike Lee to premiere Missouri football boycott documentary in Columbia Wednesday night

Thomas Rome

COLUMBIA - A Spike Lee documentary about the University of Missouri protests and its football team's threatened boycott is making premiering at a theater near the campus.

The Columbia Daily Tribune reports that a one-hour version of the documentary, titled "2 Fists Up," will be shown Wednesday night at the Missouri Theatre. Lee worked with ESPN to make the documentary.

It was slated to premiere May 31 as part of a package of short films by Lee collectively called "Spike Lee's Lil' Joints."

ESPN publicist Jennifer Cingari says the network still plans to premiere a 22-minute version of the documentary on the network's platforms around that time.

A third 30-minute version of the documentary will also be shown at the Tribeca Film Festival this month in New York City.