May 30, 2019
HBO Home Entertainment has announced a slew of content for digital download in June, plus one title for DVD.
Due on digital June 3 and on DVD June 4 will be Say Her Name: The Life and Death of Sandra Bland, a documentary about the 28-year-old African-American from Chicago who was arrested for a traffic violation in Texas and found three days later hanging from a noose in her jail cell.
Due for digital download June 10 will be Barry: Season 2. Desperate to leave his violent past as an assassin behind in favor of his newfound passion for acting, Barry (Bill Hader) keeps getting dragged back into his old life by a variety of factors.
Also available for digital download June 10 is My Dad Wrote a Porno, a comedy special based on the popular British comedy podcast in which host Jamie Morton reads a chapter from the “Belinda Blinked” series of “erotic” novels, written by his real-life father under the pseudonym “Rocky Flintstone.” Friends of Morton, James Cooper and Alice Levine, join on stage, providing uproarious commentary.
Due for digital download June 17 is Momentum Generation. In the 1960s, surfing in America was known primarily as a California- and Hawaii-based phenomenon associated with surf instrumentals and Beach Boys songs. Although equipment and skills evolved, the public’s perception of surfing remained constant until the 1990s, when a group of punk rock-loving teens found its way to a house on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii. In Momentum Generation, the core members of that crew — including Kelly Slater, Rob Machado, Shane Dorian, Taylor Knox, Benji Weatherley, Kalani Robb, Ross Williams, Taylor Steele and Pat O’Connell — tell their story together for the first time.
Also available digitally June 17 is My True Brilliant Friend, a documentary that follows young actresses Margherita Mazzucco and Gaia Girace during the filming of the HBO series “My Brilliant Friend,” based on Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book of the same name.
Another June 17 digital release is Home Videos, Jerrod Carmichael’s exploration into aspects of the black experience through interviews with his family. In the first of two specials, Carmichael focuses on the strong black women in his life, returning home to North Carolina, featuring informal, intimate conversations with his family and friends, who speak candidly about subjects such as sex, confidence, beauty standards and feminism.
Coming June 24 for digital download is Chernobyl, a dramatization of the 1986 nuclear disaster in the Soviet Union. The digital release also includes the companion bonus content piece “Pivotal Moment: The Trial,” which explores the climactic trial scene in interviews with director Johan Renck, writer/executive producer Craig Mazin, and stars Emily Watson and Jared Harris.