Film Discussion – Back on Board: Greg Louganis: The Triumphs and Struggles of an Olympic Champion
July 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
An intimate portrait of the public triumphs and private struggles of trailblazing openly gay athlete Greg Louganis. A refreshingly candid documentary about this four-time Olympic champion, BACK ON BOARD follows Louganis for three years as he struggles with financial security and reunites with the sport he once dominated but did not feel welcome 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.
BACK ON BOARD premiered on HBO in 2015 and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2016. The film also gained critical and audience acclaim on the film festival circuit, screening at over 40 festivals worldwide and picking up eight awards.
Kanopy Link: https://www.kanopy.com/en/phoenixpl/video/1844050
PHXYou Registration: LEA100-VLT-LGBTQ Film – Session 013 (Course ID #116805)
WebEX Link will be provided through PHXYou registration.