Andia Winslow, Jules Rae, Timothy Murphy, Ronnie Gene Blevins, Sam Daly, Moses Jones, Raheem Babalola, Kiana Nicole Washington, Michael Mendez, Nate Jacobs
Film is a fictionalized story honoring the real-life sports and civil rights heroine Ann Gregory, the first woman of color to enter a USGA tournament.
Ann Gregory collides in the USGA Women’s Amateur with Babs Whatling, a privileged white woman from the South. The story centers on the women’s head-to-head competition in a single match with flashbacks that add rich context to the personal struggles that have shaped each of them. For both Ann and Babs, the game is as much about finding inner strength as it is about overcoming obstacles on the course.
Balbinka Korzeniowska is an Award Winning writer / director who has worked in the entertainment industry for over 13 years. She’s been in front and behind the camera and in 2016 received her MFA in Directing from UCLA where she was nominated for a Student Academy Award for her film, AWAKEN.
Since then her films have screened at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, the Polish Film Festival in America, the Polish Film Festival in Los Angeles, the International Social Change Film Festival, Heartland International Film Festival and the Durban Film Festival. She is drawn towards stories of the underdogs, whether it’s focusing on her experience as a Polish immigrant or telling female led stories. Her feature film debut, PLAYING THROUGH, has won the Audience Winner at the Sarasota Film Festival, Best Female Director at the Montreal Independent Film Festival, Best Feature Film at Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, the Best Director, Best Actor, Best Feature Film and the Grand Prix at the Vienna Independent Film Festival, Best Feature Film at the Gary International Film Festival and most recently was the Audience Winner for Best Feature Film at the Naples International Film Festival.
She is currently in production on THE INTIMACY OF WAR, a feature length documentary about a modern day hero who saved the lives of 17 Ukrainian refugee women and children, as well as pre-production on her pilot DIRTY LAUNDRY, a story of two best friends who turn one of their mothers’ laundromats into a front for their escort service. Set in her hometown, Chicago.
2022 Playing Through
2014 An Artist and a Son
2013 My Name is Asia
2013 A Change of Heart
2010 A Modern Day Matchmaking Affair
AMC Rosemont 12
(9701 N. Bryn Mawr Ave., Rosemont)
Saturday, 11/19/22 7:00 pm.
2022, 87 min, USA
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