During the 1977 World Series, Sports Illustrated reporter Melissa Ludtke was denied access to the players’ locker room. After a very public fight, the door was opened, but the debate about female journalists in the male sanctum of the clubhouse remained. Through interviews with pioneering female sports writers, Let Them Wear Towels captures the raw behavior, humorous retaliation, angry lawsuits and remarkable resolve that went into the struggle for equal access for women reporters.
Screening with: Pat XOFemale Director(s), Sports, Documentary
About the Director(s)
RICKI STERN and ANNIE SUNDBERG are critically acclaimed producers and directors known for crafting deft cinematic journeys through unexpected territory. Their many acclaimed films include the 2012 TFF-selection Knuckleball!, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, The Devil Came On Horseback, The Trials of Darryl Hunt and Burma Soldier.
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