Hailed by The New York Times as a “landmark film,” “inspiring” by TV Guide, and “fantastic” by Sports Illustrated, A Hero for Daisy chronicles the story of Title IX pioneer and two-time Olympian Chris Ernst, who galvanized her rowing team to storm the Yale athletic director’s office in 1976, protesting the lack of athletic facilities for women. Nineteen athletes stripped, exposing the phrase “Title IX” in blue marker (referring to legislation enacted in 1972, mandating gender equity for all institutions receiving federal aid). The impact was immediate and national in scope. This highly acclaimed award-winning project was director/producer Mary Mazzio’s first documentary film.
FREE VIRTUAL SCREENING
From April 24 until April 26, A Hero for Daisy will be available to watch for free on the player below. We’d love for you to post on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram what the sport of rowing means you using #AHFD and tagging @50eggsfilms and @marymazzio. We will select 5 viewers with the best responses who will receive an A Hero for Daisy movie poster.
Once you’ve seen A Hero for Daisy, please head on over to www.AMostBeautifulThing.com to see the trailer for our newest film, due out June 12. Narrated by Common, the film chronicles the first African American public high school rowing team from the West Side of Chicago, all coming together from different neighborhoods and rival gangs to row in the same boat.