Back on Board: Greg Louganis

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Back on Board: Greg Louganis

Cheryl Furjanic

20171 h 26 min
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Greg Louganis is the most extraordinary Olympic diver of all time, a beloved American hero, and a pioneer in breaking barriers. When he came out as gay and having AIDS two decades ago—a time when openly gay athletes were exceedingly rare and AIDS was still a highly stigmatized and almost uniformly fatal disease – he changed the course of American history.

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Director Cheryl Furjanic
Release Date 2017
Country  USA
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Back on Board: Greg Louganis

Greg Louganis is the most extraordinary Olympic diver of all time, a beloved American hero, and a pioneer in breaking barriers. When he came out as gay and having AIDS two decades ago—a time when openly gay athletes were exceedingly rare and AIDS was still a highly stigmatized and almost uniformly fatal disease – he changed the course of American history.

“Back on Board” is a feature documentary that chronicles Louganis’ thrilling rise from lonely, abused child to universally acclaimed superstar athlete, drawing on never-before-seen archival footage that reminds viewers of what made Greg Louganis a singular and cherished figure in the history of Olympic sports.  With unprecedented access, “Back on Board” follows Greg over the past three years, through financial struggles that threaten to bankrupt him and cost him his house.

Official Selection Οutfest L.A and Frameline39, San Francisco LGBTQ International Film Festival.

Screening: 16/4/16 – 19.00-20.45 , Cinema 2

BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS
BACK ON BOARD: GREG LOUGANIS

Back on Board: Greg Louganis

Country: USA
Released: 2014
Director: Cheryl Furjanic
Duration: 86′

Η ταινία θα προβληθεί με ελληνικούς υπότιτλους στο Outview Film Festival 2016

Screening 16 Αpril 2016