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Back on Board: Film Screening & Reception with Greg Louganis
July 23, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
This is the opening night reception for the CinemaQ Film Festival. This annual film festival presents the best of the best in film that covers every aspect of the LGBTQ community and introduces new visionaries, pays tribute to iconic staples, tells stories from around the world and connects us all with a common message of identity and understanding.
Greg Louganis and filmmakers will be in attendance at this event.
More about CinemaQ Film Festival: http://www.denverfilm.org/filmcenter/detail.aspx?id=27626&FID=80
About Greg Louganis from Denver Film:
Greg Louganis was 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.
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.
This thoroughly engaging film offers an intimate portrait of a still vital athlete who is forced to reevaluate his life, his choices, his relationships, and his career as he ultimately re-emerges on the world stage with legendary grace to combat prejudice, promote respect, and to mentor a new generation of young athletes.