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The Founders screening
Sunday, November 13, 2016 @ 19:00–21:00
The Little Theatre will screen The Founders (Carrie Schrader & Charlene Fisk, USA 2016, Documentary Feature Film, 85 min.) as part of the High Falls Film Festival followed by a Q&A with directors Carrie Schrader, and Charlene Fisk.
They were not supposed to be athletes, they were not supposed to get paid to play, they were not supposed to call the shots. But in 1950, 13 amateur women golfers battled society, finances, and sometimes each other to stake their claim to become professional sportswomen by creating the Ladies Pro Golf Association — the first and longest-running professional sports organization for women. With humor, grit and raw talent, these underdogs not only changed the course of women's sports, they created a timeless story of redemption and endurance. The funny and moving journey is told through rare archival footage, historical re‐enactments and current‐day interviews with leading players and the four surviving founders. The Founders tells the story of the women who defied convention for the love of a game that most said had no place for them.
[source: High Falls Film Festival website, 2016-Nov-10]