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Rare Football Films: The Newsreels, Introduced by Director of Film/Video David Filipi with special guests John Hicks and Bobby Carpenter

Event: Rare Football Films: The Newsreels, Introduced by Director of Film/Video David Filipi with special guests John Hicks and Bobby Carpenter
The Buckeyes' first game is just a week away and what better way to celebrate the start of a new season than with Rare Football Films, a program of vintage gridiron films drawn from newsreels in the Hearst Metrotone News Collection at the UCLA Film & Television Archive. Before televisions became a fixture in homes, these newsreels allowed fans to actually watch players from around the country in action. Come out and see such greats as Ohio State's Hopalong Cassady, Knute Rockne of Notre Dame, and "Doc" Blanchard and Glenn Davis of Army, plus Psycho's Janet Leigh horsing around with the Boston College team, baseball great Jackie Robinson of the UCLA Bruins, Cleveland's Jim Brown, and more! This program is FREE TO STUDENTS. Former Ohio State and NFL standouts John Hicks and Bobby Carpenter join Director of Film/Video David Filipi for a discussion after the films. (program app. 100 mins., video) Cosponsored with Ohio State's Department of Athletics. Special thanks to Todd Wiener and Steven Hill of the UCLA Film & Television Archive for their assistance with this program. Come early and get fired up for the newsreels as we fill the plaza with the smells, tastes, sights, and sounds of a typical Buckeye tailgate picnic, complete with the Ohio State Pep Band. Your ticket to the tailgate covers food and film admission. A cash bar will be available. (Rain location: Mershon Auditorium Lobby.)
Date and time:August 23, 2013
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location:Mershon Auditorium Mershon Auditorium, 1871 N. High St.
Contact:Jennifer Wray
Phone Number:614-292-3535
Event category:Wexner Center
Event Type:Film

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