2013 Tucker Center Film Festival
The Tucker Center and the University of Minnesota's Athletics Department are excited to announce the third annual Tucker Center Film Festival (TCFF) featuring the film, "Ready to Fly: The True Story of a Dream Worth Fighting For." This film provides a poignant example of how sportswomen continue to fight for access and equal opportunity to compete 40 years after the passage of Title IX. "Ready to Fly" follows 2009 World Champion Lindsey Van and the U.S. Women’s Ski Jumping team as they fight for the chance to compete at the Olympics. Ski jumping is the only Winter Olympic sport that does not allow women to compete. In her fight to make her Olympic dream a reality, Van becomes a reluctant spokesperson for the pursuit of gender equality and women’s rights. [WATCH THE TRAILER]
The Tucker Center's screening of "Ready to Fly" will take place Monday, February 4, 2013, at 7:00 p.m., in the DQ Club Room at TCF Bank Stadium and is one of more than 1,000 events taking place across the country for the 27th annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). Please join us for this can’t miss, signature Tucker Center event.
We will also screen the trailer for Granny’s Got Game, a highly anticipated documentary about a fiercely competitive senior women's basketball team in North Carolina and how they battle physical limitations and skepticism to keep doing what they love. The film follows them for a year as they compete for the National Senior Games championship. After two decades together, these women are more than a team ... they are a family. This film is set to premier in 2013. Learn more here.
Please also note we will not be hosting a Spring Distinguished Lecture in April 2013 as we are preparing a special Fall 2013 event to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Tucker Center. Watch for Tucker Center 20th Anniversary event details at www.tuckercenter.com.
Directions and parking information for TCF Bank Stadium are available here. The Maroon and Gopher parking lots ($4.00 fee on exit) are closest to the stadium's Benton County event entrance, next to Goldy's Locker Room.
Tickets are $5 in advance from http://tcff2013.eventbright.com, $10 at the door. Group ticket prices are available. Tickets are limited and the event sells out, so get your tickets early!
About the Film Festival
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 (NGWSD). 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, the National Association for Girls and Women in Sport, the National Women's Law Center, and the Women's Sport Foundation.