Tonight is a special screening night – Fenway Community Health presents a critically acclaimed documentary:
BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS. Directed by Cheryl Furjanic. 91 min. USA
From the fest website:
A refreshingly candid documentary film about this four-time Olympic champion, BACK ON BOARD follows Greg Louganis over the past three years as he struggles with financial security and reunites with the sport he once dominated but not welcomed in. The threat of losing his house during the recent financial crisis forces Louganis to re-evaluate the choices, relationships, and missed opportunities of his career. With unprecedented access, the film reveals the complicated life of an athlete whose grace, beauty, and courage sparked a worldwide fascination with diving. It chronicles Louganis’ rise from a difficult upbringing to nearly universal acclaim as the greatest diver ever, and from pioneering openly gay athlete with HIV to an overlooked sports icon. BACK ON BOARD is the engrossing story of an American legend as he re-emerges on the world stage to combat prejudice, promote tolerance, and return to the diving world after a long period of absence to act as a mentor to the next generation. Language: English
This film is FREE to members of the Boston LGBT Film Festival and the Fenway Young Leadership Council; tickets for the general public are $5 at the door.
There’s still nearly a week of the festival to go! Don’t miss all the great films still on the way! Get all the info about the festival, as well as venue and ticket info, at the official website, http://bostonlgbtfilmfest.net!