HARDBALL: THE GIRLS OF SUMMER – World Premiere
Saturday, September 28, 2019
Brava Theater Center
San Francisco, CA
Expected Guests: Athlete Tamara Holmes, Athlete Malaika Underwood, Director Matthew Temple, Producer Jewel Greenberg, Author Jennifer Ring
Duration: 75 minutes
Website: Hardball: The Girls of Summer
Hardball: The Girls of Summer follows the top female baseball players in the USA, all members of the globally ranked US Women’s National Baseball Team. They play BASEBALL – not softball – and fight for equality, recognition, and acceptance in a sport that continues to exclude women and girls. These trailblazers chase their dream of winning a Gold Medal at the Women’s Baseball World Cup, playing professional ball, and creating opportunities for the girls coming up behind them. Their quest to prove that women and girls belong on the baseball diamond and have a place in America’s Pastime. This is the world of women’s baseball.
DIRECTOR: Matthew Temple
Matthew Temple began his career in the entertainment business in 2002. He has directed nearly two dozen projects, including short form, branded, documentary and a feature film. As a creative entrepreneur, he is the founder and president of the non-profit organization, WeStrive, and co-founder of the Wandering Reel Traveling Film Festival. Hardball: The Girls of Summer is Matthew’s feature documentary debut. He currently lives in Nakuru, Kenya, writing and helping young creatives express their visions.
Sponsored by Hanson Bridgett