For one thing, it’s about basketball and a come-from-behind story. What’s not to love about that?
For another thing, it’s a great Catholic story. Really.
It’s coming to theaters on Friday, October 21 (though we will probably wait until it hits DVD before we see it).
Here’s more about the movie:
She dared to dream. They dared to believe…
THE MIGHTY MACS is based on the incredible true story of the 1971-72 Immaculata College team that started in obscurity but became the original Cinderella story in women’s basketball.
Recently married Cathy Rush is dealing with the aftermath of a truncated playing career. While cultural norms would have her staying at home, she felt compelled to take on a coaching job at Immaculata College, an all-women’s Catholic college in Philadelphia. Though her team had no gym and no uniforms (and the school itself was in danger of being sold), Coach Rush looked to lead her team to their first national championship. This team of pioneers went from barely making the inaugural tournament to the first dynasty in the game. And, Coach Cathy Rush, a woman ahead of her time, became immortalized when she was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.
Find it at a theater near you and learn more at the movie’s website.