Cleveland International Film Festival } April 4 – 15, 2018

THE FOUNDERS

 

Year: 2016
Country: USA
Run Time: 89 minutes

THE FOUNDERS
THE FOUNDERS
THE FOUNDERS

“We were all of one mind: we wanted a place for women to do something they loved and make a living at it,” says retired pro golfer Marlene Bauer Vossler. THE FOUNDERS is a riveting, well-crafted documentary about the 13 founding members of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA). These trailblazers (including Olympic phenom Babe Didrikson Zaharias) dealt with sexism, grueling promotional schedules, and skepticism about their athleticism. But they pressed forward anyway due to their love of the game and belief in their skills. This determination and passion still shine through in new interviews with four of the founding members: golfing prodigy Vossler, who joined the tour at age 15; straightforward and smart Shirley Spork; easygoing and generous Marilynn Smith; and Louise Suggs, a tough-as-nails competitor and phenomenal (if underrated) player. THE FOUNDERS illuminates the tenacity and talents of a group of women who haven’t necessarily received their proper due and incisively makes the case for their status as women’s rights pioneers. —A.Z.

THE FOUNDERS

CIFF41 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Monday, April 03, 2017 at 11:50 AM

Tuesday, April 04, 2017 at 9:20 PM

Wednesday, April 05, 2017 at 3:30 PM

Sidebars
THE SPORTS SECTION
WOMEN OF THE WORLD

Genre
Recommended for High School Students +

Competitions
ReelWomenDirect Award for Excellence in Directing by a Woman
Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Directors
Carrie Schrader, Charlene Fisk

Producers
Carrie Schrader, Charlene Fisk, Phoebe Brown

Cinematography
Charlene Fisk, Kevan Ward

Editing
Charlene Fisk

Director Bio
Carrie Schrader studied screenwriting and has a B.A. in Drama from the University of Washington. She received an M.F.A. in Film Directing from Columbia University. Charlene Fisk holds a B.A. in Mass Media Communications from SUNY Plattsburgh and studied film and media at the University of New South Wales. She began her career working at a PBS affiliate in upstate New York. She is the founder of the boutique production company Mighty Fine Pictures. THE FOUNDERS won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the 2016 Atlanta Film Festival.

Select Filmography
THE FOUNDERS (2016)

Print Source

Community Partners

Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging

BVU: The Center for Nonprofit Excellence

Media Partners

Women's Journal

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