The Main 1 Thu, Apr 18 7:00 PM
The Main 1 Sun, Apr 21 11:00 AM
Film Info
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Program:MN Made
Festival Programs:Documentaries
MN Made
The Sporting Life
Films by Women
Release Year:2024
Runtime:102 min
Print Source:TFA Group
Family Friendly
MN Made
Women Directors
Guest Attending
Director:Mallory Weggemann
Jay Snyder
Executive Producer:Ethan Lazar
Kyle Owens
Austen Rydell
Producer:Jay Snyder
Ryan Suffern
Julie Schwarz
Matt Allen
Cinematographer:Rob Gooding
Aaron Mendez
Screenwriter:Mallory Weggemann
Editor:Dave Krahling
Hans Rosenwinkel
Composer:Paul Pilot


World Premiere
Directors Mallory Weggemann & Jay Snyder Attending

When Mallory Weggemann was 18-years-old, she walked into an appointment for a routine medical procedure, and never walked out. Instead of allowing her newfound paralysis to become her life defining moment, she channeled her grief into the water. What follows is a story of self discovery, love, and the unwavering determination to prove life is about more than simply seeking to overcome. As Mallory focuses on what she could do with her new body, she surpasses even her own expectations by becoming a five-time Paralympic gold medalist, and faces equally insurmountable odds with her husband Jay Snyder on their journey to become new parents.

This stunning and deeply personal documentary, conceived and directed by Weggemann and Snyder, captures their lives after what she calls her “watershed moment”--when she became paralyzed after an epidural injection. Weggemann insists “our watershed moments aren't all defining, but rather revealing of the inherent strength that exists within each of us, that we can be brave enough to write our own ending.”