City Sundays: Summer Family Film Series
Select Sundays, June and July, 2 pm
Come escape the summer heat and kick back with a movie at the New-York Historical Society! New York and history fans will enjoy these family friendly flicks, complete with popcorn and shown in the Klingenstein Library, as part of our summer family film series. Then stick around and visit the galleries to see photographs of New York then and now, create a historical baseball dream team, or play a Newsie-for-a-day game!
A League of Their Own
Sunday, July 14, 2013; 2 pm
Directed by Penny Marshall, 1992
Rated PG; 128 minutes
One, two, three, strikes you’re out! Not for the ladies in this story of the first professional female baseball league. During World War II, when much of the male population was in the trenches, the first all-women’s baseball league was formed. Dottie Hinson (Geena Davis) and Kit Keller (Lori Petty) are sisters recruited to keep the sport alive. Their teammates range from a former dance hall hostess to a home run slugger to a jersey girl to a couple of farmer’s daughters. After the film, come learn more about other baseball firsts, like Esteban Bellán, the first Latin American to play professional baseball in the United States!