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Movie & Director Talk – “The Girl in Centerfield”

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Friday, May 10, 2013, 06:30pm

Back by popular demand! Director/Producer Brian Kruger (Black & Blue: The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward & the 1934 Michigan-Georgia Tech Football Game) will present a special showing and director talk about his latest documentary “The Girl in Centerfield”.

“The Girl in Centerfield” is a true-story film which chronicles the historic struggle of Carolyn King, a 12-year-old girl from Ypsilanti, who paved the way for girls to play Little League back in 1973.
The tomboy in pigtails simply wanted to play baseball when she tried out for a spot in the Ypsilanti American Little League that year, but she quickly found herself at the center of a national firestorm. Carolyn’s story was front-page news in the summer of 1973 - Walter Cronkite reported about her on the CBS Evening News; every newspaper in the country was flooded with letters to the editor; angry town meetings were held.
“The Girl in Centerfield” follows Carolyn’s battle from start to finish, as the national furor over her case resulted in Little League International dropping its boys-only policy in 1974. Since 1974, over 5 million girls have played Little League ball.

Director Brian Kruger will speak and be available for a Q & A after the showing.