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

On February 3 at 7:00 PM EST (6:00 PM CST), after watching "Born to Play," many joined with 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)



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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