Feminist Films: “LFG”
Date / Time
March 9, 2022
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Women’s Leadership and Resource Center invites undergraduate and graduate women in UIC Athletics to a discussion of the CNN Films / HBOMax documentary LFG, a no-holds-barred, inside account of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s ongoing fight for equal pay. The film interweaves transcendent athletic performances, including a record-breaking World Cup victory in 2019, with the players’ ongoing pursuit for equal pay.
If you are a member of UIC Women’s Athletics and would like to join us, please email email@example.com for the Zoom link.
Note: UIC Athletics will be arranging opportunities to watch the film before this discussion. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
LFG is a new account of the U.S. women’s national team’s ongoing fight for equal pay as told by Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Sam Mewis and others. An official selection of the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, the documentary film is directed by Academy Award®-winners Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine, and produced by the Fines and Abby Greensfelder with Howard T. Owens and Ben Silverman serving as executive producers for Propagate Content in collaboration with CNN Films and HBO Max.
Three months before the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the players filed a class-action, gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, which sets the stage for LFG. The film interweaves transcendent athletic performances, including a record-breaking World Cup victory in 2019, with the players’ ongoing pursuit for equal pay. LFG grants viewers unprecedented access to these game-changers as they meet the physical demands and pressures of being some of the world’s top athletes while showcasing their courage, unflinching spirit and resiliency in an effort to create long-lasting social change with the biggest fight for women’s rights since Title IX.