he acclaimed documentary Touch the Wall
starring Missy Franklin and Kara Lynn Joyce
will screen as part of the 2015 ASCA World Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.
The 2015 ASCA World Clinic takes place September 8-13 at the Renaissance Cleveland Hotel.
Touch the Wall will be Friday night’s entertainment,
and star Kara Lynn Joyce and director Christo Brock
will be on hand for a Q&A following the event.
See Touch The Wall
Friday, September 11, 2015
(at the 2015 ASCA World Clinic)
Touch the Wall follows the journeys of a 14 year-old Missy Franklin as she prepares for the biggest swim meet of her life, the 2012 Olympic Team Trials. Missy had been anointed as the rising star, but it wasn’t until 4-time Olympic Silver medalist Kara Lynn Joyce joined Missy’s age-group swim team in Colorado that Missy’s potential began to be realized. Through a unique athletic friendship Kara and Missy raced, trained, and supported each other through the strains of the pre-Olympic year. Their story is a wonderful tale of grace, commitment, and re-defining what it mean to win. You can see the trailer here.
The film premiered at the Denver Film Festival in front of 2800 fans, and since then it’s screened more than 375 times around the country to swim clubs, teams, and fans of all ages. Released through an innovative distribution model of crowd-sourced screenings,Touch the Wall has become a celebrated way to enjoy the sport of swimming away from the pool. Much more than just a swim film, Touch the Wall is a film that digs deep into the world of competitive athletics.
At long last, the Home Video Version of Touch the Wall will be shipping soon. Pre-orders received before July 31st, 2015 will ship the first week of August; orders received after that time will ship after the official release date of September 1st
Just in time for Summer, we’re now shipping the Group License. With this 2-disk set (DVD & Blu-ray) you can hold screenings of your own at your pool, library, or church. This version comes with PPR (Public Performance Rights) that enable you to screen the film for up to 250 people when no admission is charged – and you get to keep the disks for ever (and ever.)
Grab yours and throw a movie party for your club!
Touch the Wall follows two Olympic swimmers – the then 14 year-old Missy Franklin, and 2-time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce – as they prepare for swimming’s highest stage – the 2012 London Olympics. 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 earned her four Silver medals. Touch the Wall is a story of competition, 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. Learn more about the film.