a film by Balbinka Korzeniowska
USA, 88 mins.
Trailer and Website: https://playingthroughthemovie.com
In 1959, most African-Americans were not even allowed on the golf course, or if they were, they were given separate paths than whites.This film captures that time through the eyes and the experiences of two women. Late in her career, Ann Gregory finds the courage to be the first woman of color to enter the USGA Women’s Amateur. She faces off against Babs Whatling, a privileged white woman from the South, who had quite an established career in golf. This match is dramatic and nerve-racking and forever changes these women and the game. You don’t have to be a golf lover to love this film because its reach goes way beyond that sport. The film won best feature at the Martha’s Vineyard African-American film festival. And best director, best actress,
best feature film, and best overall film at Vienna Independent film festival. And there are more to come for this absolutely engaging, dramatic, beautifully-acted experience.