University of Minnesota

2013 Film Festival

The Tucker Center and the University of Minnesota's Athletics Department were 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.

The Tucker Center's screening of "Ready to Fly" tookplace 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).

We also screened 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.


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