LFG: Documentary Screening
Women’s History Month at The Commonwealth Club kicks off early, with an exciting and multifaceted event on February 25. Following an in-person panel discussion with local sports icons, we are proud to present an exclusive screening of LFG, a documentary film that captures the fight of U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team for equal pay.
Three months before the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the players filed a class-action, gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation, which sets the stage for LFG. The film interweaves transcendent athletic performances, including a record-breaking World Cup victory in 2019, with the players’ ongoing pursuit for equal pay. LFG grants viewers unprecedented access to these game-changers as they meet the physical demands and pressures of being some of the world’s top athletes, while showcasing their courage, unflinching spirit and resiliency in an effort to create long-lasting social change with the biggest fight for women’s rights since Title IX.
LFG is a new account of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team’s ongoing fight for equal pay as told by athletes and icons Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Sam Mewis and others. An official selection of the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival, the documentary film is directed by Academy Award-winners Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine, and produced by the Fines and Abby Greensfelder, with Howard T. Owens and Ben Silverman serving as executive producers for Propagate Content in collaboration with CNN Films and HBO Max.
Register separately for the preceding panel discussion.
Presented in partnership with Women’s March.
The Commonwealth Club of California
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94105