Sunday, October 13, 2019
6:00pm (doors 5pm)
$15 general admission, $10 for members
Join us for a screening of the classic 1992 film A League of Their Own as part of the 2019 “Better on the Big Screen” Classic Movie Series sponsored by Williams Eye Works, BoroughFive Pictures, and JMT Media.
About A League of Their Own:
Two Sisters, Kit and Dottie, (Lori Petty and Geena Davis) participate in the Women’s Baseball Association, along with other girls on the “Rockford Peaches”. With interesting and drunk manager Jimmy Dugan, (Tom Hanks) and wild girl Mae Mordibeto, (Madonna), the girls find themselves surrounded with drama and troubles.
During World War II when all the men are fighting the war, most of the jobs that were left vacant because of their absence were filled in by women. The owners of the baseball teams, not wanting baseball to be dormant indefinitely, decide to form teams with women. So scouts are sent all over the country to find women players. One of the scouts, passes through Oregon and finds a woman named Dottie Hinson, who is incredible. He approaches her and asks her to try out but she’s not interested. However, her sister, Kit who wants to get out of Oregon, offers to go. But he agrees only if she can get her sister to go. When they try out, they’re chosen and are on the same team. Jimmy Dugan, a former player, who’s now a drunk, is the team manager. But he doesn’t feel as if it’s a real job so he drinks and is not exactly doing his job. So Dottie steps up. After a few months when it appears the girls are not garnering any attention, the league is facing closure till Dottie does something that grabs attention. And it isn’t long Dottie is the star of the team and Kit feels like she’s living in her shadow.