Rugby Women

By 1972, rugby football as an organized sport for women, was played at three universities in the U.S., including the University of Illinois. In 1977 the Lake Shore Ale-wives became the second women’s rugby team in Chicago. This video contains Interviews with the players, footage from practice sessions and scenes of their first home game. The women reflect on the problems they must overcome in playing a traditionally male sport and the benefits they derive from it. SILVER PLAQUE, Chicago International Film Festival, 1978


Showings & Honors
Exhibition, Alternative Spaces: A History in Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, Ju 23- Aug 19, 1984
Broadcast, ACTV Cable, Austin, Texas, 1980
Exhibition, Women’s Visions Film and Video Festival, Northeastern Illinois University, March, 1980
Broadcast, KUHT-TV (PBS), Houston, Texas, September, 1979
(Boyer Videos Exhibitions, page 2 of 3)
Tour of Israel with Patricia Erens, feminist film teacher/critic, sponsored by Hebrew University
and International Communications Agency, Summer, 1979
Exhibition, WOMEN MAKE WAVES, Women’s Liberation Union, Univ. of Illinois Chicago, May, 1979
Exhibition, St. Louis Women’s Film Festival, March, 1979
Broadcast, Image Union, WTTW-TV (PBS), Chicago, International Women’s Day, March 8, 1978
Exhibition, WOMEN’S WORK, Chicago Editing Center, September, 1978
Exhibition, VIDEO SEA, Chicago Editing Center, July, 1978
Collection, Women’s Sports Foundation, San Mateo, Calif., 1978
Exhibition, Women in Sports Benefit, Loop Center YWCA, July, 1978
SILVER PLAQUE AWARD, Chicago International Film Festival, 1978



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