Swim Team

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Showings

St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Sun, Apr 16, 2017 11:45 AM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 2 Fri, Apr 21, 2017 2:30 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
$6.00 Earlybird
Members:$11.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:Documentaries
Tags:Documentary
Sports
Women Directors
Disability
Education
Voice Category:Expanded Horizons
Release Year:2016
Runtime:100 min
Festivals & Awards:Best Sports Documentary - Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Audience Award and Best New Jersey Film - Monmouth Film Festival
Best Feature Documentary - Picture This Film Festival
SIMA (Social Impact Media Awards) Jury Prize for Ethos
Country/Region:USA
Language:English
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Full Circle Post
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A2GccIiaglg
Cast/Crew
Director:Lara Stolman
Producer:Lara Stolman
Shanna Belott
Co-Producer Ann Collins
Cinematographer:Laela Kilbourn
Editor:Ann Collins
Composer:Mark Suozzo
Filmography:Debut Feature

Description

Doctors told Mike McQuay’s parents that their son might never speak, might never be able to live and work on his own. But the McQuays were undeterred, and Mike Sr. took it upon himself to form the Jersey Hammerheads, a swim team that trains in the Raritan Bay YMCA. Rigorous, hard-headed, but always compassionate, Mike Sr. pushes his athletes—all of whom face the challenges of autism—to be bigger and better than their initial diagnoses. The results are palpable: in the pool, the team excels, winning meet after meet and even, in one case, moving on to the national Special Olympics.

Outside of the pool? The young men and women see themselves differently, as successes, with real goals that bleed over into other facets of their lives. Swimming reduces the tics of a swimmer who also suffers from Tourette’s.

“[W]ill leave you inspired and grateful.” — The Knockturnal


Director’s Biography

Lara Stolman: Lara Stolman has a BA in Political Science from Columbia College of Columbia University and JD from Yeshiva University's Benjamin Cardozo School of Law. Her work has appeared on NBC, MSNBC, TLC, AMC, VH-1 and The New York Times' website.


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