What it means to be an Olympian is different for every competitor. Touch the Wall is the story of high school swimmer Missy Franklin’s path to becoming the breakout star of the 2012 London Games, while navigating huge expectations along the way. Concurrently we witness two-time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce’s quest to qualify for her third Olympics – during the time she trains with Franklin’s coach she becomes one of the young rising star’s greatest motivators. The film is an inspirational tale of two Olympians at very different places in the lifetime of their careers.
Presented by Newport Pediatric Dentistry
Family-friendly, best suited for ages 9+
There will be popcorn available for purchase by Inpopnito.
|11:00am:||Film, followed by discussion with film subject & 4-time Olympic Swimming Silver Medalist, Kara Lynn Joyce (Missy Franklin will be training for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro).|
|Run time:||102 minutes|
|Directors:||Grant Barbeito, Christo Brock|
|Cast:||Kara Lynn Joyce, Missy Franklin|