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“The Mighty Macs” Movie Featured at the International Family Film Festival

The inspiring story of the underdog women´s basketball team from Immaculata College who won the first women´s national basketball championship has been turned into a feature-length film called "The Mighty Macs." The film will be featured at the 15th Annual International Family Film Festival in Hollywood, CA, on Friday, March 12. The theme for this year´s festival is Family Stories are Timeless and that is certainly true of the story of the Mighty Macs.
The movie features an all-star cast including Carla Gugino (Entourage, Night at the Museum, Spy Kids) as former Immaculata women´s basketball coach Cathy Rush. Marley Shelton (Sugar and Spice, Grindhouse) and David Boreanaz (Angel and Bones) also are featured in the film. Tony and Academy Award winner Ellen Burstyn will play the Mother Superior of Immaculata College. Other members of the cast include Phyllis Somerville (Little Children) and Malachy McCourt (Oz, The Devil´s Own).
The movie follows the struggles of the Immaculata University women´s college basketball team and how Head Coach Cathy Rush, while overcoming numerous obstacles, led the team to victory. This heroic story highlights the accomplishments of a young woman who took a group of girls and taught them to believe.
The International Family Film Festival (IFFF) was created in 1993 to educate, cultivate, and elevate the family film genre by advocating and encouraging the creation and sharing of family films and screenplays through film exhibition, panels, networking and screenplay readings. This year IFFF chose films from a record number of submissions representing 23 countries, 24 states and 29 film schools.
The screening will take place at the Chaplin Building Theater at Raleigh Studios. Tim Chambers, writer and director of "The Mighty Macs" film, is scheduled to be in attendance at the screening along with other representatives of Immaculata University.
Immaculata University, a Catholic coeducational institution, is located 20 miles west of Philadelphia, south of the intersection of routes 30 and 352, between Paoli and Exton.

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