The Mighty Macs!

A trailer to gladden the heart of every Philadelphia Catholic--actually every American Catholic.  Based on the entirely true story of the "The Mighty Macs," the 1972 women's basketball team of (you are apparently required to use this adjective whenever you say the name of the school even though it's not really true) "tiny" Immaculata College (now University) outside of Philadelphia.  (Frankly, the story was such a big deal in Philly at the time that if you had asked me at age 11 to name a Catholic women's college, the only one I could have come up with was Immaculata.)  The movie is now set to premiere in October, after something of a long wait; a friend who has seen it loved it and stressed that it is "not cloying."  Plus a great cast.  Go Mighty Macs!

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Boreta Singleton
7 years 5 months ago
Wonderful to see that this movie is finally coming out about my alma mater! Although I attended after the team's win, there were many stories about the team which circulated around campus, and each year at the alumnae reunion, we had the opportunity to talk to many of the former team members! Thanks for posting this!
7 years 5 months ago
Wow!  I am not going to miss this.   To be shown in October 2011 you wrote.  Thanks for the info.
7 years 5 months ago
Thanks for the heads-up on this movie.  My children and I will be sure to see it when it comes out in Oct.  Wish we didn't have to wait so long!  We are die-hard womens' basketball fans and are enjoying March Madness now.
Craig McKee
7 years 5 months ago
Further googling around revealed that this movie was the official film of the 2009 John Paul II International Film Festival in Miami and garnered 2 awards there. The MACS were also featured on ESPN with some great original footage on youtube. Just search Immaculata.
Thank you, Sister Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, both for your vision and for some great basketball!

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