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The Founders / 7:30 PM / Charlene Fisk & Carrie Schrader
They were not supposed to be athletes. They were not supposed to get paid to play. They were not supposed to call the shots. But in 1950, 13 amateur women golfers battled society, finances and sometimes even each other to stake their claim to become professional sportswomen by creating the Ladies Professional Golf Association (The LPGA). Long overdue, this film is about finally recognizing those unseen efforts and identifying The Founders as true icons of sport and equality. The film isn’t just for those who frequent the golf course. This film is for anyone who believes in the transformative power of defying the odds.
The Founders is an iconic story of thirteen women who battled society, prejudice and preconception to create a lasting, global sporting legacy.
With humour, grit and raw talent, these underdogs not only changed the course of women’s sport but created a timeless story of redemption and endurance. Through rare, archival footage, historical re-enactments and current-day interviews with surviving founders and leading players, we tell that story – a special legacy.
Co-director Charlene Fisk and the Director of Photography of The Founders will be in attendance and will participate in an exclusive Q&A after the screening!
Watch a trailer here: https://vimeo.com/153048152
More information about The Founders can be found at http://www.thefoundersfilm.com/
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