An ESPN Films presentation of a Jigsaw/Triple Threat TV production. Produced by Gary Cohen, Matt McDonald, Alison Ellwood. Executive producers, Cohen, Alex Gibney. Co-producers, Matt Listen, Chris Karnak.
Director, writer, Alex Gibney. Reviewed at Tribeca Film Festival (Special Events), April 23, 2011. Running time: 102 MIN.
With Bill Buckner, Steve Lyons, Dwight Evans, Moises Alou, Alex Gibney.
Having tackled Enron, Elliot Spitzer and torture in Iraq, Alex Gibney takes on another national enigma, the Chicago Cubs, in "Catching Hell," which largely tells the sad story of Steve Bartman, whose interference with a foul ball during Game 6 of the 2003 National League playoffs incurred the wrath of an entire city. ESPN will air the pic as part of its "30 for 30" series of films on sports by unlikely directors, but the film is accessible--and funny--enough to attract a wide aud, sports-minded or not.