'Hot Flashes' Denver premiere benefits Rocky Mountain Children's Health Foundation

Movie playing at Denver's Sie FilmCenter

A rural Texas town's mobile mammogram unit is losing its funding, and housewife Beth Humprhey won't stand for it.

In the indie comedy "The Hot Flashes," which has its local premiere Friday at the Sie FilmCenter, Beth (Brooke Shields) has an idea more imaginative than a bake sale and far more strenuous than a car wash.

Why not have a group of former high-school basketball champions take on the just-crowned girls state champions for a fundraiser?

By "former " we mean middle-aged with all the wisdom and doubt, achy joints and easily strained muscles that entails. Shields, Wanda Sykes, Virginia Madsen, Daryl Hannah and Camryn Manheim suit up as the titular team.

The movie blazes down the court with its sports-flick aspirations intact but also with a goal beyond your traditional box-office win, although film producer Nina Henderson Moore would be the last to turn down Monday morning grosses.

Read more: www.denverpost.com/movies/ci_23636218/interview-hot-flashes-producer-and-actress-celebrate-team.