Malcolm Ingram / USA, Canada / 2015 / 99mins / English / Documentary
“Out to Win is an engaging dissection of a sports story whose evolution continues.” – The Hollywood Reporter.
Although 2014 was dubbed the ‘Year of the Gay Athlete’, it was just 39 years earlier that American Football player David Kopay made headlines for being an openly gay sportsman. Chronicling the dramatic history of gay and lesbian sports professionals, acclaimed director Malcolm Ingram interviews a comprehensive selection of all-star players – including tennis legends Billie Jean King and Martina Navratilova – on their identities and advocacy. An enriching and powerful documentary, Out To Win speaks to the potential of sport, as a cultural phenomenon, to be an inclusive community that provides positive representation for future LGBTIQ sports superstars.
This film has been exempt from classification and is restricted to people over 15 years. People under 15 must be accompanied by an adult.
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AWARDS & APPEARANCES
AFI Docs Film Festival 2015
Frameline San Francisco LGBT Film Festival 2015 – Centerpiece Gala
Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival 2015 – Centerpiece Gala
Aussie rules footballer and Australian Greens candidate Jason Ball; academic and co-author of the Beyond Blue funded study Equal Play Dr Grant O’Sullivan; pioneering researcher of homophobia in sport in Australia Associate Professor Caroline Symons; and Bronze Olympic medalist Rowie Webster. Moderated by Amy Middleton.