Batter up! A League of Their Own with author and film critic Elizabeth Weitzman at BMFI

May 3, 2019


Media Contact: Gina Izzo, Director of Marketing, 610-527-4008 x110, 

Bryn Mawr, PA – May 3, 2019 Dirt in the skirt! Next on deck at BMFI is a double-header evening featuring the homerun comedy A League of Their Own on Thursday, May 16! Immediately following Penny Marshall’s iconic 1992 film, all-star author and film critic Elizabeth Weitzman will sign copies of her new book, Renegade Women in Film and TV. This charmingly illustrated and timely tribute to the women who broke glass ceilings in film and television features a chapter on A League of Their Own star, Geena Davis, and debuts during an historic time of change in the entertainment industry. The day after BMFI’s event, Elizabeth Weitzman continues her book tour at Main Point Books, where she will sign copies of Renegade as part of the Talks & Treats series on Friday, May 17

About A League of Their Own

(PG) USA – 2 hr 8 min

1992 · d. Penny Marshall

Starring Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell, Tom Hanks

In 1943, a pair of baseball-loving sisters (Geena Davis and Lori Petty) travel to Chicago’s Wrigley Field to try out for the newly formed All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. Managed by a has-been former pro (Tom Hanks), the sisters and their new teammates (including Madonna and Rosie O’Donnell) share laughs and dramas—on and off the field—en route to their league’s World Series.

A League of Their Own will show at Bryn Mawr Film Institute on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 7:00 pm. Tickets are $12.50 for general admission, $10 for seniors and students, and $8 for BMFI members and children under 18. Copies of the book Renegade Women in Film and TV will be available for purchase in BMFI’s atrium from Main Point Books. Author Elizabeth Weitzman will sign books after the film. Tickets are available through or at the Box Office during operating hours. Bryn Mawr Film Institute is located at 824 W. Lancaster Ave. in Bryn Mawr, PA.  

About Renegade Women in Film and TV

Written by Elizabeth Weitzman, illustrated by Austen Claire Clements

A charmingly illustrated and timely tribute to the women who broke glass ceilings in film and television, debuting during an historic time of change in the entertainment industry. Renegade Women in Film and TV blends stunning illustrations, fascinating biographical profiles, and exclusive interviews with icons like Barbra Streisand, Rita Moreno, and Sigourney Weaver to celebrate the accomplishments of 50 extraordinary women throughout the history of entertainment. Each profile highlights the groundbreaking accomplishments and essential work of pioneers from the big and small screens, offering little-known facts about household names (Lucille Ball, Oprah Winfrey, Nora Ephron) and crucial introductions to overlooked pioneers (Alla Nazimova, Anna May Wong, Frances Marion). From 19th century iconoclast Alice Guy Blaché to 21st century trailblazer Ava DuVernay, Renegade Women honors the women who succeeded against all odds, changing their industry in front of the camera and behind the scenes. 

Media Assets

Images, logos, and links to trailers are available in the BMFI A League of Their Own with Elizabeth Weitzman Media Kit. For more information and interview requests with Elizabeth Weitzman, contact BMFI Director of Marketing, Gina Izzo.

About Elizabeth Weitzman

Elizabeth Weitzman is a journalist, film critic, and the author of more than two dozen books for children and young adults. She currently covers movies for the Wrap, and was a critic for the New York Daily News for 15 years. She has interviewed hundreds of celebrities, and written about entertainment for the New York Times, the Village Voice, Marie Claire, Harper’s Bazaar, Interview, and many others. In 2015, she was named one of the top critics in New York by the Hollywood Reporter. She holds a Master’s degree in Cinema Studies from NYU, and is a longstanding member of the New York Film Critics Circle and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators.

About Austen Claire Clements

Austen Claire Clements is a freelance illustrator and graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. As a Teen Vogue intern, her illustrations caught the eye of the Editor-in-Chief, Elaine Welteroth, who commissioned her to design a cosmetics case in an exclusive partnership with the magazine and Maybelline. Her work has been featured in Glamour, Teen Vogue, InStyle, PopSugar, and more.

About Main Point Books

Main Point Books is an independent bookstore in Wayne, PA, which provides a forum to talk about, discover and promote great books. The point is to read! Main Point Books is located at 116 N. Wayne Avenue in Wayne, PA.

About Bryn Mawr Film Institute

Bryn Mawr Film Institute (BMFI) is a nonprofit, member-supported motion picture theater and film education center located in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, in the western suburbs of Philadelphia. BMFI is dedicated to promoting shared experiences that entertain, engage, and educate audiences through a diverse range of independent-minded films, a full curriculum of courses, and an extensive program of special events. BMFI was established in 2005 and has since become one of the nation’s largest and most successful art house theaters.