Directed by Malcom Ingram | USA\Canada | 2015 | 99 min
Out to Win Midwest Premiere
Thursday, June 25 | 7:00pm
Tivoli Cinemas in Westport
This year's winner of OUT HERE NOW's Celebration of Courage Award is a documentary film that serves as an overview and examination of the lives and careers of aspiring and professional gay and lesbian athletes from all over the world. .
One of the final frontiers for LGBT visibility in this country is the locker room, and OUT TO WIN celebrates the pioneers who have worked to make the world of sports a more diverse and inclusive one. Screening his fourth consecutive documentary at Out Here Now, filmmaker Malcolm Ingram ("Continental", "Bear Nation, "Small Town Gay Bar") takes an expansive look at out-and-proud champions, from early envelope-pushers like Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King and David Kopay through current superstars like Jason Collins and Brittney Griner to the college athletes who are defying conventions and opening minds
Chronicling the present, framed within the historical context of those that came before, this film highlights the experiences of athletes who have fought and struggled, both in and out of the closet, to represent the LGBT community and their true selves.
Mixing historical context with the ever-changing face of modern sports, Ingram introduces us to athletes from around the world who are sharing their stories, speaking their truths and making a difference.