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DOCUMENTARY FEATURE | 50 MIN | 2013

LET THEM WEAR TOWELS

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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 XO
Film Information
Year: 2013
Length: 50 minutes
Language: English
Country: USA
Premiere: World
Cast & Credits
Director: Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg
Producer: Libby Geist, Erin Leyden, Sarah Lupton, Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg
Editor: Jim Cricchi
Cinematographer: Charles Miller
Executive Producer: John Dahl, Robin Roberts, Jane Rosenthal, Connor Schell, Bill Simmons, John Walsh
Additional Photography: Matthew Akers, Jon Nastasi, Jerry Risius
Graphics and Visual Effects: Seth Keal
Cast: Lesley Visser, Melissa Ludtke, Claire Smith, Christine Brennan, Robin Herman, Michele Himmelberg, Lawrie Mifflin, Jane Gross, Betty Cuniberti, and Sheryl Flatow
Press Contacts

Print Source
Jenna Anthony
ESPN Films
New York, 10023
Phone: 646 547 5936
Jenna.Anthony@espn.com

Press Contact
Jay Jay Nesheim
ESPN
New York, 10023
Phone: 646 547 5839
JayJay.Nesheim@espn.com

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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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