University of Minnesota

The 11th Annual Tucker Center Women in Sport Film Festival

Tucker Center Film Festival, since 2011 image

"Born to Play"

Virtual screening, Friday, January 29, through Wednesday, February 3, 2021



The Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport in collaboration with Park Pictures is proud to announce their 11th annual Tucker Center Film Festival with a virtual screening of the new film "Born to Play" streaming from January 29 - February 3. "Born to Play" showcases the remarkable Boston Renegades, an all-women’s semi-pro tackle football team.

The streamed screening is free, open to the public, and family-friendly. The screening period leads up to National Girls & Women in Sports Day on February 3, 2021, with Minnesota festivities starting at 12:00 p.m.:

For more detailed information and to get your free ticket, click this link and and follow these instructions:

  • Click the "Get Notified" button.
  • On the subsequent "Suggested Donation" page, please donate if you wish—with all proceeds going to "Born to Play"—else enter your contact information, click $0, and then click the Terms of Service box and finally the "Get Notified" button.
  • You will receive your free tickets from "Show&Tell <>" with the subject line "Your Ticket for Born to Play" via the email address you entered. In this email there will be a link that reads "Your Ticket Link" that will allow you to view the film once the event window goes live on January 29.

On February 3 at 7:00 PM EST (6:00 PM CST), after watching "Born to Play," join us on National Girls & Women in Sports Day for a live Zoom Q&A featuring:

  • Dr. Nicole M. LaVoi (Director, Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport)
  • Viridiana Lieberman (Director/Producer, Born to Play)
  • Allison Cahill (Quarterback, Boston Renegades)
  • Chanté Bonds (Cornerback, Boston Renegades)
  • Molly Goodwin (Owner, Boston Renegades)

Click here to register for the February 3rd Zoom Q&A.



Born To Play - Trailer from Viridiana Lieberman on Vimeo.


The Tucker Center Film Festival

It is well documented that women's sport and female athletes are underrepresented in the sport media and in mainstream feature films. The Tucker Center Film Festival (TCFF), the first of its kind to highlight women in sport films, was established in 2011 and is presented in conjunction with the annual celebration of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. The purpose of the event is to celebrate and create awareness for films and documentaries related to girls and women in sport.

Consistent with our mission to provide outreach and programming for the community The TCFF is free, open to the public, and family friendly.

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