A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN
1992, Sony Repertory, 128 min, USA, Dir: Penny Marshall

“There’s no crying in baseball!” Professional sports were pitched a curveball by WWII, when many players were pulled from the field for military duty; the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was created to fill the void. Penny Marshall’s affectionate look back at the game and the women of the Rockford Peaches stars Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell, Lori Petty and Madonna, with Tom Hanks as the team’s initially skeptical manager. Named to the United States National Film Registry in 2012. “Though big of budget, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN is one of the year’s most cheerful, most relaxed, most easily enjoyable comedies. It’s a serious film that’s lighter than air, a very funny movie that manages to score a few points for feminism in passing.” - Vincent Canby, New York Times


DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN
1985, Park Circus/MGM, 104 min, USA, Dir: Susan Seidelman

Housewife Roberta (Rosanna Arquette) is bored. So bored that she follows the Personals romance between New Yorker Susan (an ’80s-glam Madonna) and her boyfriend. When Roberta decides to find Susan in the flesh, the hapless suburbanite gets knocked out and wakes up with amnesia ... and a newfound conviction that she is actually Susan.


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