TO WIN

NOW Magazine - Hot Docs - - Reviews -

(Mal­colm In­gram, U. S.). 99 min­utes. Rat­ing: NNNN No ques­tion the tide is turn­ing in the U. S. on LGBT is­sues, and nowhere is this more ev­i­dent than in the sports world. Mal­colm In­gram presents the coura­geous ath­letes who came out pub­licly and sur­vived the in­tense public scru­tiny: Martina Navratilova, Bil­lie Jean King, base­baller Billy Bean, foot­baller Michael Sam, WNBA star Brit­tney Griner, hoops guys John Amaechi, Ja­son Collins and more.

It’s plainly de­signed as an in­spi­ra­tional doc (there’s no men­tion of the fact that Sam has been rel­e­gated to Danc­ing With The Stars), and as such it works. Ev­ery­one from Navratilova to cur­rent col­lege foot­baller Con­ner Mertens de­scribes com­ing out as the smartest thing they’ve ever done.

And the voices are pow­er­ful. SGC Apr 29, 6: 30 pm, Bloor Hot Docs; May 1, 1 pm, Hart House; May 2, 6: 30 pm, Is­abel Bader

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