We are proud to celebrate the legacy of the late, great Penny Marshall – the first woman to direct a film grossing more than $100 million, and the second woman director to see her film Oscar-nominated for best picture, with a special screening of A League Of Their Own at The Prince Charles Cinema on Monday 25 February 8:30 pm.
Based on the real-life story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, the film stars Geena Davis, Madonna and Lori Petty as members of a hodgepodge group of talented female players, who strike up a women’s league when their male counterparts are called to duty during World War II.
A League Of Their Own is the perfect film to remember Penny Marshall with who sadly passed away last year aged 75 leaving behind an unforgettable legacy of blockbuster films such as Big, Jumping Jack Flash and Awakenings. A League Of Their Own captures the vivacious, unified spirit of women pulling together and making the best out of a bad situation.
We’re excited to welcome film critic extraordinaire Kate Stables for an illuminating intro. Kate Stables is a film reviewer, a monthly contributor since 2000 to Sight & Sound magazine, and to Total Film magazine since 2008. Her short film column Cyber cinema ran from 2000 – 2009 on the Guardian Unlimited website. She’s a Critics’ Circle member, whose publications include ‘The Marx Brothers ‘(Bison Books) and ‘The Post-modern Always Rings Twice: Remaking the Femme Fatale’ in the anthology Women in Film Noir (BFI Publications).
Baseball hats encouraged!