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A swimmer with a swimming cap on smiles in the ocean, in front of a white boat.

From the directors of Free Solo comes a biographical drama about the 60 year old athlete who decided to cross the open ocean from Cuba to Florida.

From adventure and directing duo Jimmy Chin and Chai Vasarhelyi ​​​​​comes this gripping drama based on the memoir of Diana Nyad, the swimmer who, at 60, decided to push herself to a limit no other human had. 

Three decades after giving up marathon swimming in exchange for a prominent career as a sport journalist, at the age of 60, Diana (Academy Award nominee Annette Bening) becomes obsessed with completing an epic swim that always eluded her: the 110-mile trek from Cuba to Florida, referred to as the 'Mount Everest' of swims. 

Portrayed stunning by Bening, across from Jodie Foster as her coach, Chin and Vasarhelyi build a world of tension, determination and extraordinary will-power. A powerful film about extraordinary strength, ageing, and the sacrifices that come with greatness.

Tagged with: Cinema New releases

USA 2023 dirs Chai Vasarhelyi & Jimmy Chin 120 min

Captioned Screenings: Please note, the following screenings are HOH Captioned:

25 Oct at 6:05pm in Cinema 3

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