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ome had endured long lines to get into the theater,
eagerly anticipating the movie showing.
The red Volkswagen van from the movie, driven
by Carla Gugino who played Cathy Rush, greeted
guests as they entered Alumnae Hall. Students in “Year
of the Macs” T-shirts sold popcorn and snacks to
benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund, named in memory
of the former North Carolina State University head
women’s basketball coach who battled breast cancer.
Filled with pride in their school, students applauded
when the film’s title displayed on the screen, and they
cheered at certain points in the movie when they saw
names and places they recognized. Members of the
audience who had served as extras enthusiastically
pointed out the scenes they had been in.
After each screening, Tim Chambers, director of
the movie, spoke about his extensive primary source
interviews for the movie, the making of the movie, and his
decision to make it family-friendly and to be respectful
of the college, the Sisters, and the Catholic faith. He also
held a question and answer session with the audiences.
Bianka Brunson, Meghan Sabia and Katie Hayek, actresses
from the movie, also attended some of the screenings.
“It was nice to see the finished product,” said
Karen Matweychuk, director of the Immaculata
annual fund. “The movie created a lot of energy
on campus and in the community.”
The Mighty Macs
A hum of excitement filled Alumnae
Hall Theater as students, parents,
alumni, IHM Sisters, and staff gathered
The Mighty Macs
separate screenings on March 30, 2011.