The Tucker Center is pleased to announce its first annual Film Festival, taking place on February 1, 2011 at 7:00-9:00pm, in the DQ Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium.
The event, presented by the University of Minnesota Athletic Department, kicks off the 25th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD) and will feature the Minnesota sneak preview of Sony's The Mighty Macs. The event will also feature sneak previews of a trio of documentaries that celebrate girls and women in sport. Clips from Goals for Girls, Sync or Swim, and Kick in Iran will precede the feature presentation.
Set against the backdrop of the 1972 feminist movement, The Mighty Macs tells the inspiring true story of Immaculata College's women's basketball team and their road to winning the first national championship in women's college basketball. It stars Carla Gugino in the lead role of Cathy Rush, as the head coach, and includes a star-studded cast including Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn, David Boreanaz, and Marley Shelton.
Tickets for the film festival are on sale now here. $8 online, $10 at the door based on availability. Your Tucker Center Film Festival ticket includes: one ticket to a 2011 Gopher Women's Basketball game, a buy one-get one Minnesota Lynx WNBA ticket, popcorn & a non-alcoholic drink, and entrance into the U of M Athletic Hall of Fame.
Before the show, join us at the newly opened Buffalo Wild Wings for Happy Hour and 35¢ wings from 4-6:45pm and walk conveniently across the street for the film.
Parking and Entrance Information:
Directions and parking info for TCF Bank Stadium are available here.
Please park in Maroon or Gopher parking lots, they are closest to the entrance. You will need to pay for parking ($3.75) upon leaving.
Please use the "Event Entrance" under Benton, next to Goldy's Locker Room store.
Doors open at 6:15 pm.
The Tucker Center Film Festival is one of more than 1,000 events taking place across the country for National Girls and Women in Sport Day. Congress has proclaimed this national day each year since 1987. It recognizes the progress of girls and women in sports and the benefits that sports and fitness activities can bring to the lives of all girls and women. The Day is organized nationally by the Girl Scouts of the USA, Girls Incorporated, National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, the National Women's Law Center and the Women's Sport Foundation.