Arkansas basketball fans who just can’t wait until 8 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11 to watch the ESPNU premier of “40 Minutes of Hell” will get a chance to see the film a few hours early.
The documentary on former Arkansas head basketball coach Nolan Richardson will be shown inside Bud Walton Arena following the Arkansas-South Carolina game, which tips off at 12:30 p.m.
“We want to invite the Razorback Nation to join us for this very special day as we cheer on our men’s basketball team and celebrate the championship history of our program,” said athletics director Jeff Long. “It is fitting to premiere this movie in Bud Walton Arena, the home to our passionate Razorback fans and so many of our program’s greatest moments. We hope fans will join us in welcoming Coach Richardson and our former Razorbacks back to Bud Walton Arena for the game and the premiere of 40 Minutes of Hell.”
From a news release:
The film will be shown on the video boards on the Bud Walton Arena scoreboard following normal post-game festivities and a short premiere ceremony. The film runs approximately 48 minutes. The film, produced by NASCAR Media Group and directed by Kenan Harris-Holley, includes interviews with former President of the United States Bill Clinton, Richardson himself, former Arkansas Chancellor John White and current Arkansas coach Mike Anderson. Players Corliss Williamson, Scotty Thurman, Corey Beck, Al Dillard, Ken Biley and John Engskov contribute to the film, as well as radio announcer Mike Nail, author Rus Bradburd and ESPN’s Dick Vitale and Ryan McGee.
The trailer for the film, which is part of ESPN’s SEC Storied series, was released earlier this month.