THE LEAGUE FREE Special Event – Hosted by the Lewes Base Ball Club at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes

THE LEAGUE FREE Special Event – Hosted by the Lewes Base Ball Club at the Cinema Art Theater in Lewes

From February 28, 2024 6:00 pm until February 28, 2024 8:00 pm

At Cinema Art Theater

Posted by Kate VanVorst

302-313-4032

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On February 28 at 6:00 pm, the Rehoboth Beach Film Society in partnership with the Lewes Base Ball Club will present a very special free screening of the inspiring documentary The League.

Directed by acclaimed filmmaker Sam Pollard (MLK/FBI), executive produced by Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson (Oscar-winning Summer of Soul), Tariq Trotter (Descendant), and produced by RadicalMedia. The League celebrates the dynamic journey of Negro League baseball's triumphs and challenges through the early 20th century. The story is told through previously unearthed archival footage and never-before-seen interviews with legendary players like Satchel Paige and Buck O’Neil – whose early careers paved the way for the Jackie Robinson era – as well as celebrated Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Hank Aaron who started out in the Negro Leagues. From entrepreneurial titans Cumberland Posey and Gus Greenlee, whose intense rivalry fueled the rise of two of the best baseball teams ever to play the game, to Effa Manley, the activist owner of the Newark Eagles and the only woman ever admitted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, The League explores Black baseball as an economic and social pillar of Black communities and  a stage for some of the greatest athletes to ever play the game. The documentary also examines the unintended consequences of integration.

You must register to attend this free event at rehobothfilm.com, call the theater at 302-313-4032 or visit the Cinema Art Theater box office in Lewes, Wednesday-Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM. Reserve your seat today!

The Rehoboth Beach Film Society’s (RBFS) mission is to celebrate the power of visual storytelling, showcasing independent films and creating transformative experiences for people of all-ages and diverse backgrounds here in the mid-Atlantic region. The Film Society cultivates and shines a light on the next generation of filmmakers which benefits the community and raises awareness on the positive impact of cinema as a performance art. The organization values integrity, accessibility and accountability.

Learn more about the Film Society’s year-round programs, CAT This Week, our award-winning Rehoboth Beach Independent Film Festival, special events and theater rentals by visiting RehobothFilm.com.

RBFS is funded in part by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts as part of the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).