Back on Board: Greg Louganis to air on Showcase.

Back on Board: Greg Louganis to air on Showcase.

Next week Showcase will air the must see documentary  Back on Board: Greg Louganis

An intimate and  candid profile of the public triumphs and private struggles of the Olympic gold medal diver and LGBT trailblazer – Greg Louganis. Four-time Olympic gold medallist Greg Louganis is recognized as the greatest diver in history, but his biggest impact may ultimately come  from being one of the first openly gay athletes in America.

This 90-minute documentary looks at the public triumphs and private struggles of this LGBT trailblazer, utilizing rare  archival footage (including his near- disastrous head injury at the ’88 Olympics) as well as recent footage of Louganis, now 55, as he struggles to keep  his finances afloat after a series of misfortunes nearly left him homeless. Back on Board: Greg Louganis traces the story of this transcendent athlete from a difficult childhood, through  his Olympic conquests, to a transformative post- Olympic life, outlining the discrimination and  other obstacles he has faced throughout his remarkable journey.  Back on Board: Greg Louganis won the audience award  at the Outfest LA Film Festival and  the Connecticut LGBT Film Festival, and  was named best documentary feature film at the Annapolis Film Festival. The LA Examiner called the film “A perfect 10,” and  “a master class in documentary film making,” while the Hollywood Reporter wrote, “Anyone who doubts that documentaries can  have  the dramatic and  emotional power of the best narrative films should see the Greg Louganis doc Back on Board,” describing it as a “rich, satisfying story, skilfully told.”

Back on Board: Greg Louganis airs Sunday March 6 at 8.30pm with an  encore screening on Friday March 11 at 7.30pm on Showcase.


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