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A Crosstown Classic Story, by Chicago-based filmmaker Bryan Bankovich, is an ethnographic comedy in cinema-verite style that has impassioned Cubs and White Sox fans speaking frankly about each other.
Shot outside Wrigley and Cellular fields during the six-game series in 2008, the footage reveals that pitting one city's two teams against each other has the power to spontaneously incite camaraderie amid violence
Here's a movie that makes no apologies for its actors' bad behavior. It celebrates defeat alongside triumph. It's the unscripted story of strange characters, hustlers and home-grown allegiances. It's six afternoons at the ballpark when the Cubs hope to nab their first title in 100 years, and Sox fans sweep it away.
As one fan says, "It's Chicago, baby. The world wishes they were here."