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'Miracle Season' cast says it highlights female empowerment

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In this image released by LD Entertainment/Mirror, Erin Moriarty, left, and Helen Hunt appear in a scene from "The Miracle Season." The film follows t...
This image released by LD Entertainment/Mirror shows a scene from "The Miracle Season." The film follows the true story of Iowa City’s West High volle...
In this image released by LD Entertainment/Mirror, Helen Hunt appears in a scene from "The Miracle Season." The  film follows the true story of Iowa C...

In this image released by LD Entertainment/Mirror, Erin Moriarty, left, and Helen Hunt appear in a scene from "The Miracle Season." The film follows t...

This image released by LD Entertainment/Mirror shows a scene from "The Miracle Season." The film follows the true story of Iowa City’s West High volle...

In this image released by LD Entertainment/Mirror, Helen Hunt appears in a scene from "The Miracle Season." The film follows the true story of Iowa C...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cast members of "The Miracle Season" say the film's female-empowerment message couldn't come at a better time.

The movie follows the true story of Iowa City's West High volleyball team, which reached the state championships after the death of teammate Caroline "Line" Found.

Erin Moriarty says the theme of women working together to achieve a goal is particularly important in the era of #MeToo, with women in Hollywood and elsewhere organizing to eradicate sexual misconduct.

Helen Hunt, who plays the team's coach, says the message behind the movie hit home after filming started in Vancouver, Canada.

"The Miracle Season" will be released in the United States on Friday.