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Watch a Distraught Dennis Rodman React to Critics in Clip from Slamdance-Bound ‘Big Bang in Pyongyang’

Watch a Distraught Dennis Rodman React to Critics in Clip from Slamdance-Bound 'Big Bang in Pyongyang'

Much spotlight on the horizon for former NBA defensive brawler Dennis Rodman, including a Penny Marshall-directed documentary, which she’s been working on for at least 3 years (we first alerted you to it in 2012, and it was already in motion at the time); a 20th Century Fox comedy titled “Diplomats,” to be directed by Tim Story, which is based on a pitch inspired by Rodman’s trips to North Korea in 2013 (once to play in an exhibition basketball game to celebrate the birthday of dictator Kim Jong Un), in what came to be dubbed “hoops diplomacy,” which Rodman saw as a path to mending relations between the United States and North Korea – very public trips that Rodman was widely criticized for (this was of course, prior to last falls Sony hacks); and then there’s this other documentary set to make its world premiere at the Slamdance Film Festival this week, titled “Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang,” from director Colin Offland, which also covers Rodman’s North Korean “hoops diplomacy,” providing an intimate behind the scenes look at Rodman’s unlikely friendship with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un, and the staging of that above-mentioned controversial basketball game.

While we wait for all 3 films to eventually be commercially distributed, here’s a first look at the Slamdance-bound “Dennis Rodman’s Big Bang in Pyongyang,” via a clip from the film released today, which features a seemingly distraught Rodman, reflecting on the wide criticism he received for mingling with the North Korean leader.

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