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Touch the Wall

Documentary, Sports | Women | 2015

Cast: Missy Franklin, Kara Lynn Joyce

Synopsis: Swimming phenom and multiple Olympic Gold Medalist Missy Franklin was destined for greatness at an early age, but destiny can be a burden. When 4-time Olympic Silver medalist Kara Lynn Joyce joined Missy’s teenage swim club, destiny started to become reality. In Kara, Missy finds the older sister she never had; in Missy, Kara begins to rediscover the mojo that made her one of the fiercest sprinters in the sport. Together they train, compete, and support each other as they reach for the highest pantheon of swimming – the London 2012 Olympic games. But as tension with their coach builds, the pool becomes too big for the two of them. Driven apart by coach and circumstance, they reunite triumphantly in London, and Missy becomes one of athletics biggest stars. Touch the Wall is a tale of adversity, triumph, and the friendship between two strong women. Not just a movie for swimmers, Touch the Wall is a universal story of grace and love in the rarified world of elite athletic competition. Together, Missy and Kara redefine what it means to win.

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Official Selection
Denver
International Film Festival
2014