A League of Their Own is probably my favorite movie of all time. It’s up there with Singin’ in the Rain and The Princess Bride for movies that I will watch any time, anywhere, over and over again. It’s got everything you want in a movie: hilariously antiquated sexism, athletic women, sisterhood, Geena Davis, mad sexual tension between Geena Davis and Tom Hanks. The only thing standing between A League of Their Own and sheer cinematic perfection is a musical number, and the swing dance scene comes awfully close. And, this movie passes the Bechdel Test with flying colours.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the release of A League of Their Own, and to celebrate, friend of the site Nona Willis Aronowitz has organized a screening of the movie and a panel discussion beforehand.
The panel will feature Eileen “Ginger” Gascon, an original All American Girls Professional Baseball League player and baseball historian Sue Macy. Nona will moderate. It’s going to be awesome and I personally cannot wait.
Thursday March 22
92Y Tribeca, 7pm
Get your tickets now, and remember, there’s no crying in baseball!