Here’s a trailer of what looks like a wonderful new movie, in "post-production," about the "Mighty Macs" the storied womens’ basketball team from Immaculata College, run by the IHM sisters, in sylvan Immaculata, Pennsylvania. The team won the first national women’s basketball championship in 1972. The movie, filmed in Immaculata (near Philadelphia), stars Ellen Burstyn as the redoubtable Mother Superior and Carla Gugino as coach. Growing up in Philly in the 1970s I heard all about the Mighty Macs, and just recently had the chance to visit the college and wonderfully warm IHM sisters, on what is a beautiful campus, just a few months back. Ellen Burstyn will be giving Meryl Streep a run for her money in no-nonsense nuns this year. Get this film a distributor!
James Martin, SJ