Co-presented by Women Sports Film Festival…
As America's stock of athletic young men is depleted during World War II, a professional all-female baseball league springs up in the Midwest, funded by publicity-hungry candy maker Walter Harvey (Garry Marshall). Competitive sisters Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) spar with each other, scout Ernie Capadino (Jon Lovitz) and grumpy has-been coach Jimmy Dugan (Tom Hanks) on their way to fame. Madonna and Rosie O'Donnell co-star as two of the sisters' teammates.
This screening will take place in the Hive parking lot, on 24th street across from the New Parkway, in partnership with the Hive and Drake’s Dealership. The film starts when it’s sufficiently dark, likely around 8:30 or 9 pm. Admission to all outdoor screenings are free.
This is the New Parkway’s third consecutive summer of carrying on the free outdoor movie tradition, and one of Uptown Oakland’s favorite neighborhood events. Bring your friends, your date, your kids, and snacks, and come early to get a good seat!