AT THE HEART OF GOLD

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SCHEDULE:

Thursday, September 26, 2019
7:00pm
Brava Theater Center
San Francisco, CA

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Expected Guests: Athlete Trinea Gonczar, Athlete Amanda Thomashow, Producers Dr Steven Ungerleider and David Ulich. Moderated by Dr. Brenda Wade.

FILM DETAILS:
Duration: 89 minutes
Country: USA
Year: 2019
Language: English
Website: At the Heart of Gold

SYNOPSIS:
Featuring brave testimonials from the athletes at the center of the story, director Erin Lee Carr’s powerful documentary, At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, reveals a dangerous system that prioritized winning over everything else, including protecting young female athletes Through interviews with dozens of survivors, as well as coaches, lawyers and journalists, the film exposes an environment in which young women spent their youth competing for victory on a world stage, juxtaposed against a culture where abuse was hidden, and lives were forever damaged. But the film also focuses on their efforts to fight back and earn the most important title of their lives: survivor.

DIRECTOR: Erin Lee Carr

DIRECTOR BIO:
Erin Lee Carr is a New York-based director, producer and writer. She was recently featured on @Forbes 30 under 30 in Media. She recently directed an episode of the critically acclaimed Netflix show, Dirty Money. Prior to that, Erin directed Mommy Dead and Dearest, which premiered at SXSW in March 2017 and aired on HBO May 15, 2017. Variety named Erin one of the 10 Documentarians to watch in 2015. Before working with HBO, Erin hailed from the video team at VICE, specifically Motherboard where her produced content has amassed over 25 million views worldwide.

CO-PRESENTED BY:  Courage FirstGlobal Sports DevelopmentSurvivor StrongWayne County SAFE