Game Changers: Women in Film (A League of Their Own)

December 03 '2019 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Academy Room

A League of Their Own is a 1992 box office hit based on the story of the All American-Girls Professional Softball League of the 1940s and early 1950s. The film follows the fictionalized story of sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Hinson (Lori Petty) as they travel from their family dairy farm in rural Oregon to Chicago to try out, successfully landing spots on the Rockford Peaches team. The film follows the league’s ups and downs as they prove their worth as talented athletes and teammates. 


Directed by Penny Marshall and starring Geena Davis, Madonna, Tom Hanks, and Rosie O’Donnell, this film was selected by the Library of Congress in 2012 for inclusion in the National Film Registry as a film that is “culturally, historically or aesthetically significant.” Join us for this screening, and find out why “there’s no crying in baseball!”



This film is part of a yearlong, international film series highlighting the remarkable and innovative work of women filmmakers and women on screen. All fourteen films in the series are directed by women and focus on women’s experiences. Film production and financing span eight different countries. This series is sponsored by the College Library, Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, and Film & Media Studies with additional support and film selections by The Center for the Sustainable Environment; French & Francophone Studies; Italian Studies; Judaic Studies; and Spanish and Latin American Studies. For more information, visit