Cultural Capital: A League of Their Own
Join us for an outdoor screening of A League of Their Own in partnership with the Library of Congress and the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is partnering with the Library of Congress and the 2020 One Woman One Vote Festival for an outdoor screening of A League of Their Own (1992). Director Penny Marshall used the real-life All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (1943–54) as a backdrop for this heartfelt comedy-drama. A League of Their Own, featuring an ensemble cast that includes Geena Davis, Tom Hanks, Madonna, and Rosie O’Donnell, not only illuminates this fascinating, under-reported aspect of American sports history, but also examines women’s changing roles during wartime.
Rich with period detail and complex performances—especially Davis as a team ringer and Hanks as the down-on-his-luck coach—Marshall’s film about women’s choices and solidarity during World War II is both funny and feminist.
Free. Reservations required.
Movies on the Lawn films are shown after sunset on the North Lawn of the Thomas Jefferson Building.