Colorado Springs, Colorado 2022-06-26 14:05:35 –
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Colorado Springs — The International Sports Film Festival (ISFF) will host a pop-up film festival at the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum as part of the Hall of Fame Festival.
At the festival, four films will be screened, including one on June 26th and three on June 27th. Screenings with tickets are $ 5 each and include panels at the museum.
Founded by Josh Merwin, ISFF’s mission is to provide filmmakers with a platform for sharing high-impact sports stories that inspire and educate audiences.
“These films connect the past, present and future, educate and inspire the audience through sports,” said Josh Merwin, president and founder of ISFF.
- “LFG” Screening // 7:30 pm // Multiple locations at the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum
- This year marks the 50th anniversary of Title IX, and “LFG” records the story of a US women’s soccer team pursuing equal pay. Hall of Fame soccer players Brandi Chastain and Marlene Bjornslud, who won the 2013 North and South American Women and Sports Awards, will join the panel. Ticket link
- “Positive All the Way” Screening // 11am // Event Space at the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum
- Directed by Dr. Stephen Anger Rider and David C. Urich, this film is a 34-minute documentary focused on the growing Paralympic movement. Ticket link
- “Waterman” Screening // 1:30 pm // Event Space at the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum
- “Waterman” shares the story of Native Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, a prestigious swimmer who is considered the father of modern surfing. Following the film is a panel of director Isaac Halasima and co-producer Chet Thomas, an Olympic gold medalist swimmer, and the prestigious John Naber. This panel is moderated by Josh Merwin. Ticket link
- “Miracle” Screening // 6:30 pm // Event Space at the US Olympic and Paralympic Museum
- “Miracle” shares the moving story of the 1980 US Olympic Men’s Ice Hockey Team. A team of amateur college players took the Soviet Union power and defeated them on their way to the gold medal. The event will include a panel by actor Patrick Dempsey and producer Mark Ciardi. Ticket link
“Brandy Chastin has given us a personal view of what equal pay for equal work means for the U.S. women’s football team and can encourage future generations to fight for equality in all areas. “I will.” Marwin said. “And being able to show” Miracle “against the scoreboard of the 1980 Lake Placid Olympics is beyond my dreams. “
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