Friday, December 03, 2010

ESPN 30 for 30 - Steve Bartman: Catching Hell

10/05/2011 Update: I watched Catching Hell last week; my thoughts are here.

08/05/2011 Update: Catching Hell is now scheduled to air on ESPN on September 27, 2011.

04/16/2011 Update: Catching Hell is debuting at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 23.

12/17/2010 Update: I was pleasantly surprised to see a trailer for the Bartman documentary actually run at the end of the last 30 for 30, Pony Exce$$. It said that it was coming in 2011

One of the ESPN 30 for 30 documentaries that was originally on the schedule but disappeared was titled Steve Bartman: Catching Hell by Alex Gibney. The film was going to examine the relationship between Chicago Cubs fans and Steve Bartman. The Steve Bartman incident occurred during a Major League Baseball playoff game between the Chicago Cubs and the Florida Marlins on October 14, 2003 at Wrigley Field in Chicago.

At the end of the podcast with Jonathon Hock talking about the Marcus Dupree documentary, Bill Simmons acknowledged that he had been getting a lot of questions about what happened to the Steve Bartman 30 for 30. He said that the producer had asked for a little more time; he wanted to finish two more interviews. Simmons went on to say that the rough cut contains ten of the most powerful minutes that he has seen in any film.

Simmons indicated that the Steve Bartman documentary would run in 2011, probably under the banner of 30 for 30 presents..

1 comment:

  1. There is no mention of Catching Hell on the ESPN web site. I thought for sure it would come out near opening day but there's nothing on the schedule at all