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Bill Sive
November 1st, 2014, 01:26 PM

About the Film

Touch the Wall is the story of two amazing women and their their journey to swimming's highest stage - the 2012 London Olympics. The young phenom (Missy Franklin) is just beginning her career and is saddled with mile-high expectations; the veteran (Kara Lynn Joyce) is trying to rediscover the juice that took her the previous two Olympics. Touch the Wall is a story of winning and losing, of commitment, and triumph through adversity. It’s also a story of family, of loving what you do, and having fun with the people around you. In a world starved for heroes, Missy and Kara stand tall in Touch the Wall.

December 6th, 2014, 01:12 PM
This film is being distributed through a web site, Tugg.com (https://www.tugg.com/), that allows groups to host showings of new movies. The group that hosts the showing receives a percentage of the ticket sales. Tickets are sold online and a minimum number of tickets must be reserved in order for the screening to take place.

There are many swim teams (both USA and USMS teams) that are hosting showings in December and January. A list of the upcoming showings can be viewed here: http://www.touchthewall.com/see-the-film/

Anna Lea

Bill Sive
December 6th, 2014, 07:36 PM
Saw the film today. Missy Franklin still Rocks! Now more than ever after seeing the film. I highly recommend this film to everyone!

December 6th, 2014, 10:57 PM
I'm glad to hear this - I have tickets for a December 22nd showing!

December 7th, 2014, 10:15 PM
I enjoyed the film. Saw it in Denver last week.

Water Rat
December 8th, 2014, 01:22 PM
It's not coming to Pittsburgh (yet). Maybe we could have a screening at USMS Nats?

December 22nd, 2014, 09:51 PM
Saw the film tonight, in a sold-out showing hosted by the local USA Swimming team. It was great, especially to be able to see it with an audience full of swimmers! Both the kids and the Masters swimmers enjoyed it.

December 23rd, 2014, 11:18 AM
Our Masters Club is sponsoring it for a February showing in Murfreesboro, TN!! I'm really looking forward to it!

Rob Copeland
December 23rd, 2014, 11:23 AM
There are many swim teams (both USA and USMS teams) that are hosting showings in December and January. We have 7 upcoming in Georgia!
Dynamo Swim Club presents Touch the Wall
Dec. 29 Alpharetta, GA, 6:30PM At Studio Movie Grill Holcomb Bridge | Confirmed

Gwinnett County Swim League presents Touch the Wall
Jan. 05 Lawrenceville, GA, 5:30PM At AMC Sugarloaf Mills 18 | Confirmed

Columbus Hurricanes Swim Team presents Touch the Wall
Jan. 05 Columbus, GA, 12:30PM At Carmike 15 - Columbus | Pending

Aiken Augusta Swim League presents Touch the Wall
Jan. 05 Augusta, GA, 7:30PM At GTC Masters Cinemas 7 | Confirmed

North Hall Swim Team presents Touch the Wall
Jan. 15 Gainesville, GA, 7:30PM At GTC Hollywood 15 Stadium Cinemas | Pending

Snellville Supersonic Eels presents Touch the Wall
Jan. 18 Snellville, GA, 11:30AM At Carmike 12 - Snellville | Pending

Atlanta Swim Association presents Touch the Wall
Jan. 22 Atlanta, GA, 7:30PM At Landmark Midtown Art Cinema | Pending

December 27th, 2014, 09:42 AM
The Georgia events are doing really well. December 29th is sold out and the January 5th showing in Lawrenceville is just about there.

One thing to note about the January 22nd showing in Atlanta from the event details: Kara Lynn will be in the audience for this screening and will be available for a 30 minute Q&A following the show.

Should be a great opportunity to meet Kara Lynn and hear her perspective on the film. https://www.tugg.com/events/12412