Lovable losers or not, the Chicago Cubs have the most loyal fans in all of baseball. See the premiere of a feature film documentary outlining this long-lasting love affair at the Chicago Theatre on Friday, June 12. "We Believe: Chicago and its Cubs" is set against the 2008 MLB season, which just happened to have marked the 100th anniversary of the last Cubs' World Series win.
Director John Scheinfeld (who was also behind "The U.S. vs. John Lennon," a documentary about the musician's antiwar activism) plumbs the depths of the typical Cubs fan's psyche during "We Believe" in an attempt to explain the mystical attraction between Chicago and its Cubbies.
The film was produced with full cooperation from the team and Major League Baseball, the first theatrical documentary to be granted this authorization. The uplifting saga includes interviews with such Cubs legends as Ernie Banks and Ron Santo, current players and management and celebrity fans such as Hugh Heffner, Bonnie Hunt and Billy Corgan.
The premiere will take place at the Chicago Theatre at 10:30PM on Friday, June 12 and is sponsored by -- surprise, surprise -- Budweiser. Tickets are $6-$25 (way cheaper than bleachers seats).