D.C. BRAG--special screening of "A League of Their Own"
Date: Thursday, August 29th, 2013
Time: 6:30 pm
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Bread & Chocolate/Avalon Theatre
Sponsored by: Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support
Contact: , Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support
Note date change: August 29, 2013
Melissa Jenks Houghton’81, Nina Weissberg'84, Tori Key’03, and Ruby Marcelo’04 invite you to a special screening of “A League of Their Own,” with a Q&A to follow with director Penny Marshall. Prior to the screening, Beloiters will be gathering at Bread & Chocolate.
Women in Film & Video (WIFV) is hosting this exciting screening event to celebrate the film’s inclusion in the National Film Registry at the Library of Congress, and to recognize Ms. Marshall’s career. Melissa Jenks Houghton’81 is the Executive Director of WIFV and has graciously arranged for Beloiters to enjoy this special event.
“A League of Their Own”
August 29, 2013; 8 p.m.
5612 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20015
Pre-screening Beloiter Gathering:
August 29, 2013; 6:30–7:30 p.m.
Bread & Chocolate
5542 Connecticut Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20015
Watch the "A League of Their Own" trailer! See below for more info
“A League of Their Own” Tickets: $20/person; available here through the Avalon Theatre.
Questions? Contact the Alumni Office at email@example.com or 800-331-4943.
More about "A League of Their Own"
Director Penny Marshall’s "A League of Their Own" traces the true story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, organized while men were off fighting World War II. Sisters Dottie (Geena Davis) and Kit (Lori Petty) leave Oregon to train with a team of prospects (including Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell and Megan Cavanagh) coached by recovering alcoholic Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), and ultimately find themselves competing in the four-team World Series. The film was selected in 2012 for inclusion in the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress because of the advocacy of WIFV Members and supporters, distinguishing the film as “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.”
"A League of Their Own" is an uplifting tale of women who pursued their passion for baseball when the opportunity arose. As Ms. Marshall, said, baseball was “just something they did.” This attitude is mirrored in Ms. Marshall, a trailblazing actor and director. She credited her upbringing in sitcoms for her attitude, saying that “if you can survive a situation comedy for that many years, you can survive almost anything.” Ms. Marshall will receive a WIFV Women of Vision Award at the screening.