I am SO excited! The Might Macs film, which is scheduled to hit the big screen nationwide on October 21st is coming to St. Louis for a prescreening on September 8th, and I get to go. By I, I mean we. And by we, I mean myself, and my husband. And some of my readers. WOOT!
THE MIGHTY MACS is based on the incredible true story of the 1971-72 Immaculata College team that started in obscurity but became the original Cinderella story in women’s basketball. This team of pioneers went from barely making that inaugural tournament to the first dynasty in their game. And Cathy Rush, the woman that was ahead of her time, became immortalized when she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Okay, let me tell you a little more about the film…
She Dared to Dream. They Dared to Believe. It’s 1971. Cathy Rush is a woman ahead of her time … and she’s about to embark on an adventure for the ages. A new era is dawning in the country and in collegiate athletics, where a national champion will be crowned for the first time in women’s basketball. In the lead up to this historical season, major universities are preparing their game plans to win that first title. Meanwhile a tiny all-women’s Catholic college in Philadelphia has a more modest goal: find a coach before the season begins. Providentially, Cathy Rush is about to find Immaculata College. Recently married, Cathy is dealing with the aftermath of a truncated playing career. While cultural norms would have her staying at home, she’s willing to do the hard work necessary to help her new team reach their goals—or perhaps she’s just trying to achieve her unfulfilled dreams through them. From the beginning, her challenges are as imposing as the big-school teams Immaculata will face on the court. Cathy learns there is no gymnasium on campus, she receives little support from the school’s Mother Superior, and the school is in dire financial straits. To top it off, she may not even have enough players to field a team! While it appears the Macs don’t have a prayer, all hope is not lost. With the help of Sister Sunday—a spunky assistant coach—and the support of a booster club of elderly nuns, Coach Rush creates a new game plan that just might bring the team—and the school—together. Will this pioneer buck cultural norms and spur her rag-tag team to unexpected heights? Or will her hard-driving ways create a wedge between the coach and everyone around her? One thing’s for certain: there’s never been anyone like Cathy Rush at Immaculata!
THE MIGHTY MACS stars Carla Gugino as Cathy Rush; David Boreanaz as her husband, NBA referee Ed Rush; Marley Shelton as Sister Sunday; and Academy Award and Tony Award winner Ellen Burstyn as Mother St. John. The film was written, directed, and produced by Tim Chambers. The film’s executive producers are Pat Croce, the former president of the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, and Vince Curran, a successful businessman and former basketball star at Penn. Curran and Chambers are founders and partners of Quaker Media.
Get ready to cheer on a true Cinderella team when THE MIGHTY MACS opens in theaters on October 21.
THE MIGHTY MACS is the first theatrical release from Quaker Media, an innovative production company that creates, produces, manages, distributes, and syndicates unique media content. Operated by Tim Chambers (writer/director of THE MIGHTY MACS) and Vince Curran (executive producer), Quaker Media is named in honor of the alma mater of the two founders: The University of Pennsylvania.
Now, I get to give away passes for the prescreening! Here are the deets for the prescreen:
Time: 7:00 PM
Theater: AMC Esquire 7
6706 Clayton Road
St. Louis, MO 63117
Winner will be required to agree to allow email address to be shared with the rep, who will send you your passes.
I will be giving away three sets of two passes each.
Mandatory Entry– Like The Mighty Macs on Facebook and comment back here with your profile name. You do not need to clog up their wall will posts that you came from here. ETA- If you do not HAVE a Facebook profile, simply tell me who you would take to see the movie with you.
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- +3- Grab my button and post it on your blog- leave 3 comments here with a link to where I can find it.
- +5- Blog this contest linking to this post- leave 5 comments here with a link to your post
See Contest Rules for additional bonus entry methods.
The fine print…
By entering this giveaway you are stating that you have read my Contest Rules statements and agree to them.
Three winners will be selected. Each winner will receive up to two (2) passes to the film preview. Prize is for admission to film preview only, and does not cover cost of concessions or any costs associated with getting to the preview. Contest open to US. Winner agrees to allow email address to be shared with contest representative for purposes of receiving passes. Contest ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on August 24, 2011. Winner will be selected randomly. Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond with permission for email address to be shared with contest rep. If no response is received from the winning entrant, a new winner will be selected. Prize will be forfeited and donated to charity if not claimed by primary or alternate winners.
I am receiving a complimentary preview of the film. No other compensation was received. All opinions express are 100% my own and are based on my own experience. Your experience may differ.