Monday, June 19, 2017

Watch Award Winning Documentary about Women & Sports THE FOUNDERS

Available On Demand Everywhere – June 20

(Los Angeles) – Level 33 Entertainment and levelFILM, announce the On Demand & Digital release of the feature film THE FOUNDERS featuring rare archival footage, historical reenactments, and current day interviews with leading tour players and the four surviving founders of the Ladies Professional Golf Association:  Marilynn Smith, Shirley Spork, Louise Suggs, and Marlene Bauer Vossler. Reenactments star Bella Lotz (Fox’s “Star”, The CW’s “The Vampire Diaries”, & One Last Thing), Parker Sack (Bobbi & Gill, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, and Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors), Bryn Vale (AMC’s “Red Band Society”, War Time Falcon, & I Am Cortona), and Caleb Messer. The film will be available via all On Demand & Digital platforms including Amazon Instant Video, iTunes Movies, iNDemand, Comcast Xfinity, DirecTV, Verizon, Frontier, Hoopla, Dish, Microsoft, Sony, Google Play, and Vudu.

In THE FOUNDERS, they were not supposed to be athletes. They were not supposed to get paid to play. They were not supposed to call the shots. But in 1950, 13 amateur women golfers battled society, finances and sometimes even each other to stake their claim to become professional sportswomen. Over time, these women would be recognized as true icons of sport and equality. This is the story of The Founders.

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THE FOUNDERS chronicles the stories and impact of the founding 13 members of the Ladies Professional Golf Association as they fought to overcome incredible odds in 1940’s America to form the longest running women's sports organization in the world. Although fierce competitors in an intensely individual sport, The Founders worked as a team to shift the public's perception of what it meant to be a lady on the links. While their male counterparts drew adoring crowds and handsome purses for their athletic achievements, The Founders used money from their own pockets to stage tournaments in small, far-flung towns that questioned whether female golfers were even worth watching.

In the face of criticism, these women broke boundaries, set records and built a family. Today, the LPGA is the oldest continuing female professional sports organization in the United States, and through golf clinics, scholarship programs and thriving charitable foundations, The Founders still work to ensure that women have a lasting place on the green.

THE FOUNDERS was written and directed by Charlene Fisk and Carrie Schrader. THE FOUNDERS won the Audience Award for Best Feature Film at the Atlanta Film Festival, Best Sports Documentary at the La Costa Film Festival, and Visionary Award at the Lake Champlain International Film Festival.

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