CinemaQ 2019: The Ice King | Denver Film Society | James Erskine | United Kingdom

CinemaQ 2019: The Ice King

James Erskine

EnglishUnited Kingdom201999 minWebsiteDCP

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Screens Friday, July 19, 4:30pm in our 2019 CinemaQ Film Festival!

John Curry transformed ice skating from a dated sport into an exalted art form. Coming out on the night of his Olympic win in 1976, he became the first openly gay Olympian in a time when homosexuality was not even fully legal. Toxic yet charming; rebellious yet elitist; emotionally aloof yet spectacularly needy; ferociously ambitious yet bent on self-destruction, this is a man forever on the run: from his father's ghost, his country, and even his own self. Above all, an artist and an athlete whose body time and time again –sometimes against his will– becomes a political battlefield.



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