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A League of Their Own Sunday, April 28

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A League of Their Own Part of the The Film Series at Gorton

  • Date: April 28, 2019
  • Time: 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
  • Price: $5
  • Rating: PG

“Are you crying? Are you crying? Are you crying?! There’s no crying! There’s no crying in baseball!”

 

FILM SERIES AT GORTON PRESENTS: 

Sentimental, light, and thoroughly charming–A League of Their Own is buoyed by solid performances from a wonderful cast.

The All-American Girls’ Professional Baseball League was founded in 1943, when most of the men of baseball-playing age were far away in Europe and Asia fighting World War II. The league flourished until after World War II, when, with the men’s return, the league was consigned to oblivion. Director Penny Marshall re-creates the wartime era when women’s baseball looked to stand a good chance of sweeping the country.

The story begins as a candy-bar tycoon enlists agents to scour the country to find women who could play ball. In the backwoods of Oregon, two sisters — Dottie and Kit — are discovered. Dottie can hit and catch, while Kit can throw a mean fastball. The girls come to Chicago to try out for the team with other prospects that include their soon-to-be-teammates. The team’s owner, Walter Harvey needs someone to coach his team and he picks one-time home-run champion Jimmy Dugan, who is now a broken-down alcoholic. Will the team triumph in the world series? Come watch this classic on the big screen to find out!

Directed by Penny Marshall
Starring Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Lori Petty and Madonna

Running time 2 hours 8 minutes

Rated PG

Concessions available for purchase.

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