Today at The Clinton: Thursday, Sep 21

Clinton Resistance Series presents A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

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Things are really f*cked up right now. And here on Clinton Corner, we're doing our bit to make things better.

Every Monday night, come to the Clinton Street Theater and drop $5 in a bucket for a good cause. 

Clinton Resistance Series presents A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN

Showtimes

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Tonight's nonprofit is NorthStar Clubhouse, a mental health recovery program for adults living in the Portland metro area. NorthStar Clubhouse follows the evidence-based Clubhouse International model of psychiatric rehabilitation, and its structure strengthens social and vocational skills and provides access to employment and educational services in the community. Membership is voluntary and free.

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A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
Director: 
Penny Marshall
Country: 
United States
Year: 
1992
Runtime: 
128 minutes

directed by women logoThe All-American Girls' Professional Baseball League was founded in 1943, when most of the men of baseball-playing age were far away in Europe and Asia fighting World War II. The league flourished until after World War II, when, with the men's return, the league was consigned to oblivion. Director Penny Marshall and screenwriters Lowell Ganz and Babaloo Mandel re-create the wartime era when women's baseball looked to stand a good chance of sweeping the country. The story begins as a candy-bar tycoon enlists agents to scour the country to find women who could play ball. In the backwoods of Oregon, two sisters -- Dottie (Geena Davis) and Kit (Lori Petty) -- are discovered. Dottie can hit and catch, while Kit can throw a mean fastball. The girls come to Chicago to try out for the team with other prospects that include their soon-to-be-teammates Mae Mordabito (Madonna), Doris Murphy (Rosie O'Donnell), and Marla Hooch (Megan Cavanagh). The team's owner, Walter Harvey (Gary Marshall) needs someone to coach his team and he picks one-time home-run champion Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks), who is now a broken-down alcoholic. After a few weeks of training, as Dugan sobers up, the team begins to show some promise. By the end of the season, the team has improved to the point where they are competing in the World Series (which is no big deal, since there are only four teams in the league).

Special Admission

Free, but PLEASE donate generously to NorthStar Clubhouse. If you want to reserve your seat, or if you want to make a donation, please do so HERE.