Dave Filipi presents: Rare Baseball Films—The Newsreels
Friday, July 20, 2012 6:30 p.m. Lecture Hall
Dave Filipi, Director of Film/Video at the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, presents a new program of “Rare Baseball Films.” This year’s show draws on the Hearst Metrotone News Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Before television, theatrical newsreels allowed fans across the country to see ballplayers in action. This compilation, spanning five decades, includes such highlights as Stan Musial’s 3,000th hit; Indians players trying to catch baseballs tossed from the top of Terminal Tower; Jackie Robinson relaxing at home; Sandy Koufax’s retirement; and more! Thanks to Todd Wiener and Steven Hill, UCLA Film & Television Archive. USA, 1927–69, b&w/color, Beta SP, approx. 120 min.
Special admission $10; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, students $8; no vouchers or passes.