Dave Filipi, director of Film/Video at the Wexner Center in Columbus, is familiar to CMA moviegoers for his annual program of “rare baseball films.” Tonight he departs the diamond for a special show of vintage pro and college gridiron highlights culled from the Metrotone News Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Before television, theatrical newsreels allowed fans to see football players from around the country in action. Thanks to film, these greats are still in motion and still larger than life: the Browns’ Otto Graham and Jim Brown; OSU's Hopalong Cassady; Knute Rockne of Notre Dame; and many others. Special Thanks to Steven Hill and Todd Wiener, UCLA Film & Television Archive.
USA, 1903-1970s, b&w/color, Beta SP, approx. 90 min.
Special admission $10; CMA members, seniors 65 & over, students $8; no vouchers or passes.