(Penny Marshall, US 1992, 128 min., 35mm)
America’s Favorite Pastime. When candy tycoon Walter Harvey gets wind of the impending shutdown of professional baseball due to World War II, he posits a revolutionary idea: create a women’s baseball league in its place! In Oregon, competitive sisters Dottie (Geena Davis) and Kit (Lori Petty) are recruited by a scout and brought to Chicago, where they form a team that goes on to transform the perceptions of men and the lives of women across the nation. Based on the true story of the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, this rousing comedy remains hilarious and heartfelt, and was added to the National Film Registry by the Library of Congress in 2012.