Saturday, November 5, 2011

A mighty, meaty movie in "The Mighty Macs"

By Cheryl Wicker, Christian Movies Examiner

Quaker Media's first theatrical release, "The Mighty Macs," which opened on Oct. 21, 2011, is inspiring many moviegoers nationwide with its sports Cinderella story theme. Adapted from the true story of the basketball team from the all-girls Catholic school, Immaculata College, that won the US women's collegiate basketball championship in 1971, "The Mighty Macs" is written and directed by Tim Chambers. Businessman and former basketball star at Penn Vince Curran and former NBA's Philadelphia 76ers president Pat Croce are the film's executive producers.

Coming closely in the heels of quality family films like "Courageous," "The Way" and "Dolphin Tale," "The Mighty Macs" stars Carla Gugino, David Boreanaz and Oscar winner Ellen Burstyn. It showcases the faith and determination of coach Cathy Rush, who is considered even then as a woman ahead of her time, for taking on the challenge of transforming a ragtag group of girls into the country's women basketball champions. All of this despite a lot of obstacles and naysayers within the school and outside. A dreamer and visionary, Rush is an inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame for her august achievements


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