This Old Cub
September 23, 2018
Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room
Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W 129th St
New York, NY 10027
2004 / 86 min
Director: Jeff Santo
Digital | Courtesy of Ira Deutchman & Jeff Santo
Film introduced by Chicago Cubs fan Ira Deutchman.
Any friend of Ira Deutchman knows about his lifelong passion for baseball in general, and for the Chicago Cubs in particular. Deutchman has attended every post-season game at Wrigley Field in Chicago since the day he was born; and during his sabbatical from Columbia in 2016-17, he managed to attend all the Cubs away games as well. So of course we’re showing filmmaker Jeff Santo’s touching documentary about his father, longtime Cubs third baseman Ron Santo. The film covers not only Santo’s playing days, but also his battle against diabetes, which affected him throughout his career. Interviewees include some other well-known Cubs fans, including Bill Murray, Gary Sinise, and Joe Mantegna. (Ira Deutchman distributed the film through his company Emerging Pictures.)
This screening is part of NY Indie Guy: Ira Deutchman and the Rise of Independent Film
On September 14-16 and September 20-23, 2018, Columbia University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts will host a retrospective exhibit honoring the career of Film Professor and Producing Concentration Supervisor Ira Deutchman. Since 1975, Deutchman has been a leader in distributing, marketing, and producing American independent films, international films, and arthouse films. He is perhaps best known for founding and running the distribution companies Cinecom, Fine Line Features, and Emerging Pictures. Deutchman has taught at Columbia since 1987.
This retrospective will screen essential motion pictures from various points in Deutchman’s career, such as The Brother From Another Planet; Diva; Harlan County USA; sex, lies, & videotape; Swoon; and A Woman Under the Influence. Many showings will feature Q&A talkbacks with filmmakers or performers. The celebration will also include panel discussions and an extensive exhibit covering Deutchman’s impact on cinema.
All screenings and panels will take place in the Katharina Otto-Bernstein Screening Room at the Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W. 129th St., New York. All films will be accompanied by either an introduction or a Q&A session.
Tickets: $12 General Admission / $10 Seniors (65 and older) / $8 Students
Advance ticket sales available online only
Day-of-screening ticket sales available on-site, pending availability
All panels are ticketed, but free of charge
There will be a student rush line for all screenings*
The Art House Convergence
Cowan, DeBaets, Abrahams & Sheppard
Film and Media Studies, Columbia University School of the Arts
The Society of Fellows and Heyman Center for the Humanities at Columbia University
The Institute for Research on Women, Gender, and Sexuality at Columbia University
The University of Michigan Library