Stirring Sports Cinderella Story THE MIGHTY MACS Opens Tomorrow!
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WOODSTOCK, GA (October 20, 2011) - Based on a true story and starring Carla Gugino, David Boreanaz and Oscar®-Winner Ellen Burstyn
WHAT: With strong advance interest increasing screen count from an initial 250 to more than 1,000, THE MIGHTY MACS, the inspiring true story of the first national championship in women’s college basketball, opens nationwide tomorrow (Oct. 21).
SYNOPSIS She dared to dream. They dared to believe.
Based on a true story, THE MIGHTY MACS was inspired by Hall of Fame Coach Cathy Rush – a women ahead of her time – who took a seemingly unnoticeable position as the head basketball coach at tiny Immaculata College, an all-girls Catholic school in suburban Philadelphia.
Courage and determination helped her overcome a myriad of obstacles and, in the end, lead a ragtag group of girls to the first-ever national championship in women’s college basketball.
NOTABLE: Excitement Boosts Screen Count Fourfold
Initially scheduled to debut on 250 screens, theater operators caught the excitement of audiences at advance showings and jumped the screen count to more than 1,000.
Star and Inspiration of the Film Overcame Battle with Cancer
With October as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, it’s notable that both Coach Cathy Rush and rising star Katie Hayek (Trish Sharkey in the film) both are cancer survivors. Katie, a former basketball player at the University of Miami, Fla., was diagnosed the day shooting started on the film; and with the support of Director Tim Chambers continued working throughout her chemotherapy treatments, turning in a stirring performance.
Family Film Excitement
THE MIGHTY MACS premieres amid a swell of excitement for family films with such movies as Courageous, The Way and Dolphin Tale continuing to draw audiences nationwide. THE MIGHTY MACS adds its G rating and the excitement of a sports Cinderella story to the mix, making it a perfect film for movie and sports fans of all ages.
University, church and community groups nationwide have come together to “Back the Macs.” As just one example, at the University of Arizona the women’s basketball team committed to a 150-ticket purchase and to hosting a pre-show event.
PREMIERE DATE: Oct. 21, 2011
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