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A Secret Love

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 8:00pm
  • Watch the movie on Netflix
  • Join us for a Virtual Online Panel Discussion at 8pm CDT

Casket Cinema serenades you in February with a valentine of a film, “A Secret Love”, and on Feb. 11th at 8pm we will virtually discuss the movie. The documentary follows a former All-American Girls Professional Baseball League catcher Terry Donahue and her life partner, Pat Henschel.

Filmed by one of their grand nephews, Chris Bolan, he documents his great aunt in her elder years as the couple comes out to their family about their lesbian relationship, and then continues this  emotional run around the bases as they move into assisted living. They drama doesn’t stop there as they get older and contemplate getting married. This doc is filmed intimately and with love, it is clear that the filmmaker loves his subject as we see very difficult and heartfelt moments throughout this picture.

Because of the pandemic, this will be a virtual screening. Pre-watch the film on the Netflix platform before we discuss the film at 8pm, February 11th, 2021.   

Special Guest

The special guests are well known MN photographer Terry Gydesen and Professor Mary Jo Kane. 

Mary Jo Kane is Professor and Director of the Tucker Center for Research on Girls & Women in Sport in the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Illinois with an emphasis in Sport Sociology. Professor Kane is an internationally recognized scholar who has published extensively on media representations of women’s sports.

Professor Kane is the recipient of the first Endowed Chair in the nation related to women in sport: The Dorothy McNeill Tucker Chair for Women in Sport & Exercise Science. She is a Fellow in the American Academy of Kinesiology, the highest academic honor in her field, and is a past recipient of the Scholar of the Year Award from the Women’s Sports Foundation. In 2019, she was named one of the 100 Most Influential Sports Educators by the Institute for International Sport.

Professor Kane has appeared on the Today Show and National Public Radio and her research has been cited by the New York Times, USA Today, and the Washington Post. She's kinda a big deal too!

They will discuss the film with Casket Cinema co-founder Wilbur Ince and Mark Wojahn.


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