Life in Synchro

A film festival favorite that has touched and enthralled audiences around the country as it introduced them to the world of synchronized ice skating, Angela Pinaglia’s LIFE IN SYNCHRO follows a skating season alongside the stars of today, the newcomers, the passionate amateurs and the founders of the sport as they push their teams and themselves to be too good to ignore. But will it be enough to get their sport off the fringes and into the Olympic spotlight? From a young Team USA skater with big dreams, a 65-year-old amateur skater embracing this next chapter of life with her team, to a woman who was on the first synchro team back in 1956, who is now trying to get the founder of synchro, the credit he deserves for creating the sport that gave her so much, LIFE IN SYNCHRO interweaves each woman’s vastly different journeys, from all around the U.S., as they and these determined teams are out to prove the staying power of synchro.

“Synchronized skating is the closest thing I have ever seen to a women’s utopia, and it’s not in an alternative reality or in the far off future. It exists in the here and now. LIFE IN SYNCHRO captures the promise of what can be – for the sport, the athletes, and ultimately all women,” says Pingalia.

2019. Documentary. 54 min. NR.

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Q&A Discussion

On May 23rd, access your rental at 6 PM EST to sync up with the worldwide watch party and Q&A: Following the film, join director Angela Panaglia, and subjects Emily Fitzgerald (former competitive skater on the Dearborn Crystallettes), Heidi Coffin (68-year-old adult skater, Maine DownEasters) and PeggyMacDonald ( a skater on the first ever synchro team in 1956) for a Q&A, moderated by Susan Sullivan, Founder/Director of the Women’s Sports Film Festival.

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This film is provided by our distributor friends at Joma Films and 50% of the ticket proceeds will benefit the Michigan Theater Foundation!

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