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Films: Movies About Baseball–Columbia Pike

When: Back to Calendar August 28, 2014 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Repeats: Weekly on Thursday until August 29, 2014
Where: Columbia Pike Branch Library
816 South Walter Reed Drive
Arlington,VA 22204
USA
Cost: Free
Contact: 703-228-5710
Categories:
Films
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Because most seats at Nationals Park don’t come with air conditioning, Columbia Pike screens baseball films Thursdays at 3 p.m. in August, a/c included

Aug. 7:  ”The Pride of the Yankees” [1942] Not Rated, 128 minutes. Directed by Sam Wood.  Featuring: Gary Cooper and the great Teresa Wright in an Oscar-winning role. The effective Hollywood take on the life and career of the immortal and doomed Yankees ironman, Lou Gehrig. Look for cameos by some of Gehrig’s real teammates including one George Herman Ruth.

Aug. 14 – “A League of Their Own” [1992] Rated PG, 128 minutes. Directed by Penny Marshall.   Featuring: Tom Hanks, Geena Davis, Rosie O’Donnell and Madonna. Two sisters join the first female professional baseball league and discover many new things about themselves through the struggles of the league and their own growing rivalry. Remember: No crying.

Aug. 21 – ”Bull Durham” [1988] Rated R, 108 minutes. Directed by Ron Shelton. Featuring: Kevin Costner, Susan Sarandon and Tim Robbins. Sarandon, a dedicated fan who has an affair with one minor-league baseball player each season, has to decide between an up-and-coming pitcher and the washed-up experienced catcher assigned to mentor him.

Aug. 28 – “Moneyball” [2011] Rated PG-13, 133 minutes. Directed by Bennett Miller. Featuring: Brad Pitt, Robin Wright and Jonah Hill. Real-life Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane attempts to assemble a winning baseball team on a lean budget by employing computer-generated analysis to acquire under rated players.

 

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