Thursday, August 11, 2022 | 6:15 PM
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The Queen Of Basketball – Academy Award®-winning documentary film
This special film screening is free and open to the public. No ticket required to attend.
Celebrating just one of Ashwaubenon’s many talented individuals, The Queen of Basketball earned Ashwaubenon High School alum Josh Rosenberg a 2022 Academy Award®. Rosenberg is the head of production at Breakwater Studios in Los Angeles, California.
The Queen of Basketball
Documentary film; 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.
Here, she shares her story in her own words.
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