A Secret Love

A Secret Love

A Secret Love tells an incredible love story between Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, whose relationship spans nearly seven decades. Terry played in the women’s professional baseball league, inspiring the hit movie “A League of Their Own.” But the film did not tell the real-life story of the women who remained closeted for most of their lives. This documentary follows Terry and Pat back to when they met for the first time, through their professional lives in Chicago, coming out to their conservative families and grappling with whether or not to get married. Facing the hardships of aging and illness, their love proves resilient as they enter the home stretch.

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Chris Bolan


Director: Chris Bolan
Executive Producer: Alexis Martin Woodall, Marci Wiseman, Jeremy Gold, Mary Lisio, Jason Blum
Producer: Ryan Murphy; Blumhouse Television; NowThis; Beech Hill FIlms - Alexa L. Fogel, Brendan Mason
Screenwriter: Chris Bolan, Alexa L. Fogel, Brendan Mason
Cinematographer: Stephen Kazmierski
Editor: Bernadine Colish
Sound Designer: Michael Odmark
Music: Duncan Thum
Additional Credits: Co-Executive Producers: Tina Exarhos, Athan Stephanopoulos, Suzanne Kolb


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Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Documentary
Screening Section: Documentary Spotlight
Screening Category: Documentary Feature
Country: United States
Language: English
Runtime: 82 mins