On May 23rd, film festival audiences from across North America will join together for a virtual screening of our one of our 2020 feature documentaries LIFE IN SYNCHRO and filmmaker Q&A. PLUS, when you purchase tickets using the link below, proceeds will be split between us and the filmmakers.
Join Director Angela Panaglia, and subjects Emily Fitzgerald (former competitive skater on the Dearborn Crystallettes), Heidi Coffin (68-year-old adult skater, Maine DownEasters) and Peggy MacDonald ( a skater on the first ever synchro team in 1956) for a Q&A, moderated by Susan Sullivan, Founder/Director of the Women’s Sports Film Festival.
FILM FESTIVAL DAY, an initiative of the Film Festival Alliance, a collaborative community of mission-driven film festivals, and Theatrical At Home. 35 festivals from 19 states across the United States are participating.
Please join us in a celebration of our communities, our audiences, independent filmmakers and what makes the film festival experience so unique.
May 23, 2020
Virtual Group Watch: Start the Film: 3:00pm PDT (or watch it anytime over the weekend or till the 31st)
Join the Q&A: 4:00pm PDT
ABOUT THE FILM
If a single figure skater is a marvel, a team of figure skaters is practically a miracle. Welcome to the beautiful, cold, hard world of synchronized ice skating – the toughest sport you’ve never heard of. Synchro has been empowering generations of women since 1956 when it was founded by a father who saw the need for team sports for girls. Today these skaters lift, leap, and spin together in ways the rink has never seen before, but this innovative sport is still somehow overlooked by mainstream media. Journey alongside incredible women around the country as they push their teams and themselves beyond the routine and up towards greatness. The stars of today, the newcomers, the passionate amateurs and the founders of the sport all have something to prove. They’re chasing Olympic dreams not just for themselves, but for their beloved sport. Together these skaters are out to prove the staying power of synchro.