'A League Of Their Own' to screen for women-in-film event at Emagine Royal Oak

Tuesday, 14 November 2017, 08:54:58 PM. Women in film are celebrating with a 25th anniversary screening of the baseball classic starring Geena Davis and Madonna
There's still no crying in baseball, but celebrating a classic movie about women in baseball is allowed and encouraged. "A League of Their Own"  turns 25 this year. Has it really been a quarter-century since Geena Davis, Madonna, Rosie O'Donnell and Tom Hanks starred in the heartwarming comedy about a real-life, World War II-era women's baseball league? It's a milestone birthday for a film that put a substantial dent in Hollywood's glass ceiling with its strong female cast and a female director, Penny Marshall. Its narrative of breaking boundaries  reflects contemporary themes — and the current success of female filmmakers like Patty Jenkins ("Wonder Woman"), Dee Rees ("Mudbound") and Ava DuVernay ("13th," "Selma"). Emagine Royal Oak will celebrate women in film at 7 p.m. Wednesday with a screening of "A League of Their Own." The event will include an introduction on the film's significance by metro Detroit native Mara Reinstein, Us Weekly movie critic and Parade movie contributor. Reinstein has her own website, MaraMovies.com, and also serves as the Michigan-based Emagine chain's designated movie expert. When "A League of Their Own" was released in 1992, its lead actor, Davis, was unafraid to describe it as a feminist movie. Actress Megan Cavanagh, who portrayed Marla Hooch in the movie "A League of Their Own," cheers after throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before the Chicago Cubs played the Milwaukee Brewers in a baseball game in Chicago, Friday, May 1, 2015. Cast...Read more
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