Burn the Ships

Next woman up.

The path to success for professional softball leagues has never been an easy one, and this first-rate doc captures the highs and lows for high-caliber athletes often forced to spend as much time just fighting for their seat at the table, as actually playing.

Focusing on the Akron Racers, special attention is paid to the team’s female general manager, Joey Arrietta, and Kelley Montalvo, a whirlwind two-way terror on the diamond.

Mixing game footage with compelling off-field stories, the resulting film is as much a winner as the talented, tenacious women who drive its story.

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