A Film Under the Stars: A League of Their Own

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Showings

Starlings Coffee & Provisions Sat, Aug 6 8:30 PM

Description

The West Virginia International Film Festival and Base Camp Printing Company present our next Film Under the Stars: A League of Their Own!

 

Bring a chair, bring a friend, and enjoy a celebration of women with a screening of A League of Their Own in the great outdoors of Charleston, WV.

 

Location: Starlings Coffee & Provisions

 

Tickets: $7.00 (free for kids ten and under)

 

Time: Doors at 8:30pm and movie at 9:00pm

 

Concessions: Made to order food and beverages (beer & wine) will be available for purchase at Starlings.

 

What to expect: An uplifting evening to celebrate women! This is event is sponsored by a women-owned small business (Base Camp Printing Company) and hosted by a woman-owned small business (Starlings) and feature a film about women, by women. Base Camp will be on site with their table time press for you to come and pull a free print! We’ll also be hosting an on-site donation drive for the Women’s Health Center.

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Presented by: the West Virginia International Film Festival

Sponsored by: Base Camp Printing

Hosted by: Starlings Coffee and Provisions

Tents provided by: FestivALL

 

Film Synopsis: In a small town in Oregon, farm girls Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) are sisters who compete with each other, even over the little things. Older, prettier, more settled, and married, Dottie is the catcher for the local softball team sponsored by Lukash Dairy. Kit is her younger sister, and pitcher on the same team, who feels that she can't measure up to Dottie in her own eyes, or in the eyes of others. With so many young men overseas fighting the Axis, there is a danger that professional baseball will be shut down for the duration of the war. A well-known candy manufacturer, Walter Harvey (Gary Marshall), contrives the idea to create a professional baseball league for women; both to keep the sport alive and to make a buck or two. Dottie is recruited by a scout (Jon Lovitz) for this new league but refuses to go unless her sister is allowed on the team. On the way to Chicago they also intervene to get an outstanding batter, Marla Hooch (Megan Cavanaugh), a try-out as well. Once in Chicago, they are introduced to the other girls who will be on one of the four teams: Mae and Doris (Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell) are close friends from New York; Shirley Baker (Ann Cusack) is an illiterate farm-girl. These women, along with their teammates, begin a journey that opens up a whole new world, far beyond that of the baseball diamond, led by team manager Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), a washed-up star ruined by alcohol and angered and embarrassed to be the coach of a girls' team. (IMDb)