A League of Their Own
As America’s stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell co-star as two of the sisters’ teammates.
Celebrating its 30th anniversary this year (and soon to debut a streaming TV reboot), Penny Marshall’s period baseball drama has stood the test of time for its emotional intelligence and tremendous ensemble cast. There’s no crying in baseball, but good luck keeping your eyes dry in the theater.
“One of [1992’s] most cheerful, most relaxed, most easily enjoyable comedies. It’s a serious film that’s lighter than air, a very funny movie that manages to score a few points for feminism in passing.” – Vincent Canby
|Saturday 8/20||Sunday 8/21|
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