There’s no crying in baseball – but we’ll give you full permission to cry, or cheer, to your heart’s content at these movies.
March will be the month of the woman for Burnaby Public Library’s Friday Flicks series.
The Tommy Douglas library branch (7311 Kingsway) is continuing with its free movie screenings on Friday nights in March, featuring a series of woman-centric themes for the month.
On March 1 at 6:45 p.m., the month kicks off with a screening of Suffragette, starring Carey Mulligan as Maud, a foot soldier in the U.K.’s growing suffragette movement in early 20th-century Britain.
On March 8 – International Women’s Day – it’s A League of Their Own, the 1992 film about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League with an all-star cast that includes Geena Davis, Lori Petty, Madonna, Rosie O’Donnell and Tom Hanks. It starts at 6:20 p.m.
On March 15, you can enjoy the 1979 classic Norma Rae, starring Sally Fields as the legendary labour activist who joins forces with a New York labour organizer to unionize a southern mill. It starts at 6:35 p.m.
On March 22, it’s Eagle Huntress, the 2016 film about Aisholpan, a 13-year-old girl who trains to become the first female in 12 generations of her Kazakh family to become an eagle hunter. It starts at 7 p.m.
Then, on March 29, you can enjoy Whip It, the story of the small-town teenager Bliss Cavendar (Ellen Page), who finds her own path in the unconventional, rough-and-tumble world of roller derby. It starts at 6:40 p.m.
All screenings are free, and you don’t need to register ahead; just drop in. See www.bpl.bc.ca/events for all the details.