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Back On Board: Greg Louganis
directed by Cheryl Furjanic
With preternatural talent and grace, Greg Louganis became a legendary Olympic diver, even as homophobic teammates refused to bunk with him and sponsors denied him lucrative endorsements. And while his victory after being injured at the 1988 Olympics is cemented in public consciousness and his name is now a household word, few know the real, remarkable behind-the-scenes story.
BACK ON BOARD is an unfiltered, richly textured, and poignant journey through Louganis’s life that deftly weaves interviews, archival photographs, and thrilling footage of his breathtaking dives. Over the course of the film, which was made over three years, Louganis openly discusses the personal choices and circumstances that shaped his life: from coming out in 1994 to fighting to save his home from foreclosure to the redemption he eventually finds when welcomed back to Olympic diving as a mentor. Director Cheryl Furjanic (BAR TALK, SLGFF 2002) presents his story with sensitivity and veracity, its emotional impact crystal clear. Critically acclaimed, BACK ON BOARD won the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature at Outfest 2014.
Four time Olympic gold medalist Greg Louganis and award-winning filmmaker Cheryl Furjanic will be in attendance.
Presented by BECU
Run time: 87 min.
Genres: Activism, Gay, LGBT History
Directed By: Cheryl Furjanic