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Bay Film Series: The League

December 7 @ 7:00 pm

The Bay Film Series at Bay College is pleased to announce its Fall 2023 schedule of movies that celebrate the art of filmmaking with the best in international, documentary, and independent cinema.

All Film Series movies are shown in Bay College’s Besse Center, the Besse Theater, 2001 N. Lincoln Rd, Escanaba, at 7 p.m. EST.  Admission: $5, K-Bay: $2.  Tickets are available at the Besse Center Box Office or online, visit www.baycollege.tix.com.  Discounted tickets for K-Bay students and employees can purchase tickets in-person with a valid ID.  Discounted tickets are not available online at this time.

Dec 7 – The League

The second of our sports documentaries this semester, The League, according to The Los Angeles Times, is “equal parts tribute and lament, as complicated as this country.”

According to Rotten Tomatoes, this film “celebrates the dynamic journey of Negro League baseball’s triumphs and challenges through the first half of the twentieth century. The story is told through previously unearthed archival footage and never-before-seen interviews with legendary players like Satchel Paige and Buck O’Neil — whose early careers paved the way for the Jackie Robinson era — as well as celebrated Hall of Famers Willie Mays and Hank Aaron who started out in the Negro Leagues. From entrepreneurial titans Cumberland Posey and Gus Greenlee, whose intense rivalry fueled the rise of two of the best baseball teams ever to play the game, to Effa Manley, the activist owner of the Newark Eagles and the only woman ever admitted to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, The League explores Black baseball as an economic and social pillar of Black communities and a stage for some of the greatest athletes to ever play the game, while also examining the unintended consequences of integration.”

For questions, contact the Events Department: events@baycollege.edu or 906-217-4040 or the Box Office: 906-217-4045.


December 7
7:00 pm