ISFF is working with Michael Montgomery on a kids book that tells his powerful story of overcoming a congenital heart defect to play at Texas A&M and then in the NFL for the Green Bay Packers. We are seeking $5000 in donations but you can view the completed book here: “Heart of a Lion.”
LFG is a no-holds-barred, inside account of the U.S. women’s national team’s ongoing fight for equal pay as told by Megan Rapinoe, Jessica McDonald, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara, Sam Mewis and others. We are honored to screen this film after the women received equal pay. This will lead to a discussion on the power of film and inspire more girls to chase their dreams, on an equal playing field.
7:30PM DISCUSSION WITH BRANDI CHASTAIN & MARLENE BJORNSRUD
FILM SCREENING TO FOLLOW
“Positive All the Way,” the newest film from The Foundation for Global Sports Development and Sidewinder Films is now showing on PBS! Check your local listings for air dates. “Positive All the Way” explores the power of adaptive sport to ignite the human spirit, and simultaneously weaves a tapestry of how Sir Philip Craven the former president of the International Paralympic Committee, guided the world’s largest adaptive sports organization to become a global leader for social change.
Discussion Panel to follow with Josh Merwin, Directors Dr. Steven Ungerleider and David C. Ulich (virtually)
Waterman is a powerful documentary about five-time Olympic medalist and native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku. It explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and father of modern-day surfing. The documentary is narrated by Jason Mamoa and features interviews with Kelly Slater, Carissa Moore, Jack Johnson, Duane DeSoto, and Laird Hamilton. This film will lead a panel discussion on the impact athletes have had on breaking racial barriers through sport.
Discussion Panel to follow: Josh Merwin, Director Isaac Halasima, Producer Chet Thomas with John Naber
Miracle is the inspiring true story behind one of the greatest moments in sports history — the 1980 United States ice hockey team’s triumphant Olympic victory against the Soviet Union. Kurt Russell gives a brilliant performance as the dynamic and determined coach Herb Brooks, who had an impossible dream — beat the seemingly unbeatable Soviets at their own game. Starting with a handpicked group of 26 undisciplined kids, Brooks coached them to play like they never played before, and turned 20 of them into a team that believed they could achieve the unachievable — and in the process, united a nation with a new feeling of hope.
Cash Bar open 5:30-6:30pm
Discussion Panel-6PM: Producer Mark Ciardi, Actor Patrick Demsey