Tribeca Film Fest to Premiere Bartman Doc

Monday, Mar 14, 2011  |  Updated 7:00 PM CDT
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The Cubs Curse

Steve Bartman gets the big screen treatment.

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As much as he'd like to, Bartman refuses to go away.

A documentary about the Chicago Cubs fans who lives in infamy for interfering with a foul ball during Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series will be shown next month at the Tribeca Film Festival, Chicago Breaking Sports reports.

"Catching Hell," explores the relationship between Cubs fans and Steve Bart man following his near-catch of the ball in Game 6 of the 2003 National League Championship Series. The Cubs went on to lose the game and the series.

Oscar-winning director Alex Gibney is behind the film, which was initially slated to be part of ESPN Films' "30-for-30" series.

According to the description of the documentary, it "explores the psychology of die-hard sports fans, the frightening phenomenon of scapegoating, and the hysteria that turned mild-mannered Bart man into the most hated man in Chicago."

A date has not been set for the film's premier. The festival is scheduled for April 20-May 1.

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