ASHWAUBENON, Wis. – On Thursday, August 11 the Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center will host a special screening of the film The Queen of Basketball. The film won the 2022 Academy Award® for Best Short Documentary.
Showcasing the work of just one of Ashwaubenon’s many talented individuals, The Queen of Basketball earned Ashwaubenon High School alum Josh Rosenberg an Academy Award®. Rosenberg is the head of production at Breakwater Studios in Los Angeles, California.
This special film screening is free and open to the public. Start time is set for 6:15 PM, following a short showcase of area talent on stage. More at www.AshwaubenonPAC.org.
The Queen of Basketball
Documentary; running time 22 minutes
She is arguably the greatest living women’s basketball player. She’s won three national trophies; she played in the ‘76 Olympics; she was drafted to the NBA. But have you ever heard of Lucy Harris?
From director Ben Proudfoot and executive producers Shaquille O’Neal and Stephen Curry, The Queen of Basketball is an Academy Award® winning, electrifying portrait of Lusia “Lucy” Harris, a peerless pioneer in women’s basketball. She led a tiny rural Mississippi college to three national titles, scored the first basket in women’s Olympic history, was the first and only woman drafted into the NBA, and in 1992 became one of the first two women inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame.
Despite her incredible accomplishments, Harris, who died unexpectedly on January 18 of this year, remains largely unknown, even among basketball enthusiasts.
The Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center wishes to thank Josh Rosenberg and Breakwater Studios for their support of this public screening.
This film screening is one of many events occurring August 8-14, 2022 in celebration of the Village of Ashwaubenon’s Sesquicentennial. For a full schedule of celebratory activities, visit https://ashwaubenon.gov/150/
The Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center is a state-of-the-art, 730-seat performance venue built for the artistic and theatrical enrichment of the students and community members of the Village of Ashwaubenon and surrounding areas. The Ashwaubenon P.A.C. serves as home to school and community musicals, plays, concerts, and theatre programs and actively presents regional, national, and international touring entertainment.To learn more about this or other upcoming events, visit ashwaubenonpac.org, call (920) 494-3401 or follow ‘Ashwaubenon Performing Arts Center’ on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter (@AshwaubenonPAC). The 2022-2023 Performing Arts Season of titles will release in the coming weeks.