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Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival

Sports Films


  1. BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE

    Aaron Lieber / Free Events, Sports Films / USA / 2018 / 99 mins
    Bethany Hamilton is a champion surfer despite losing an arm to a shark attack, undertaking her most daunting challenge: chasing a toddler and the biggest wave of her career.

    Preceded by: ZION

    BETHANY HAMILTON: UNSTOPPABLE

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 21, 2018 2:30 pm Buy Tickets


  2. FREE SOLO

    Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi / Sports Films / USA / 2018 / 97 mins
    Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to climb Yosemite’s 3,000ft El Capitan Wall solo, with no ropes or safety gear — arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history.

    Preceded by: LOOK UP

    FREE SOLO

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 20, 2018 2:30 pm Buy Tickets


  3. JACKS & JILLS

    Adam Harbottle / Sports Films / USA / 2018 / 56 mins
    The Lumberjack World Championships is beautifully captured on film in all of its logrolling, pole-climbing, wood-chopping glory. It’s the rural, nature version of American Ninja Warrior.
    JACKS & JILLS

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 26, 2018 2:00 pm Buy Tickets


  4. MOMENTUM GENERATION

    Jeff Zimbalist, Michael Zimbalist / Sports Films / USA / 2017 / 105 mins
    A group of teenagers in Hawaii enter the world of professional competitive surfing in the 1990s and rise to superstardom.
    MOMENTUM GENERATION

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 27, 2018 2:30 pm Buy Tickets


  5. THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE

    Grant Baldwin / Sports Films / Canada / 2018 / 77 mins
    Undefined by age, gender, profession, or background, a group of adventurous people sacrifice comfort and personal safety for a life of recreation in the peaks of British Columbia, Canada.
    THIS MOUNTAIN LIFE

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 22, 2018 7:00 pm Buy Tickets


  6. TOO BEAUTIFUL: OUR RIGHT TO FIGHT

    Maceo Frost / Sports Films / Netherlands, Sweden, USA / 2017 / 77 mins
    Meet Namibia Flores Rodriguez, the only known female boxer in Cuba who aspires to represent her country in the Olympics despite the ban on women’s competitive boxing.
    TOO BEAUTIFUL: OUR RIGHT TO FIGHT

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 23, 2018 3:30 pm Buy Tickets


  7. TRANSFORMER

    Michael Del Monte / Sports Films / Canada, Korea, USA / 2017 / 79 mins
    The ultimate alpha-male transitions to become Janae Marie Kroczaleski, a trans-woman who continues life as a competitive weightlifter.
    TRANSFORMER

    The Arlington, Cinema 2
    October 20, 2018 5:00 pm Buy Tickets


  8. WRESTLE

    Suzannah Herbert, Lauren Belfer / Sports Films / USA / 2018 / 96 mins
    The intimate and nuanced story of a wrestling team facing challenges on and off the mat, as they fight their way towards the State Championship.
    WRESTLE

    The Arlington, Cinema 1
    October 27, 2018 9:30 am Buy Tickets