Join us for an outdoor screening of A League of Their Own in partnership with the Library of Congress and the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA) is partnering with the Library of Congress and the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival for an outdoor screening of A League of Their Own (1992). Director Penny Marshall used the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (1943–54) as a backdrop for this heartfelt comedy-drama. A League of Their Own, featuring an ensemble cast that includes Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell, not only illuminates this fascinating, under-reported aspect of American sports history, but also examines women’s changing roles during wartime.
Rich with period detail and complex performances—especially Davis as a team ringer and Hanks as the down-on-his-luck coach—Marshall’s film about women’s choices and solidarity during World War II is both funny and feminist.
North Lawn, Thomas Jefferson Building
10 First Street, SE
Washington, DC 20540
Thurs., July 25, 2019, 8:30 to 11:30 p.m.