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THE GYMNAST (Special Edition) (2006)

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THE GYMNAST delivers emotional intensity... the entire film unfolds in the space between physicality and sexuality." Variety * "How refreshing to discover a film about a mature woman at a crossroads in her life. THE GYMNAST is fresh and vibrant, acted with conviction by a talented ensemble." Leonard Maltin * "A rare gem of a film." San Francisco Bay Times * Ned Farr's lushly photographed drama on sexual awakening casts a sensual, captivating spell." Contra Costa Times * "As an examination of sexual awakening and the complications that arise, THE GYMNAST is unmatched." After Ellen.com * "This vertiginous, voluptuous love story is the kind of film that really stays with you." San Francisco Observer * "A polished, absorbing piece of work." The Post and Courier


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Catalogue No. ACC0063
SRP A$29.95
APN 9333723000639
DVD Release Date 7 Nov 2007
Director Ned Farr
Producer Dreya Weber, Mike Carp
Cast Dreya Weber, Addie Yungme
Genre Romance Drama
Rating M (Infrequent moderate coarse language, Incidental nudity)
Run Time 98 minutes
Visual Format 1.85:1
Audio Format Dolby 5.1
Language English
Special Features * Bonus Short Film - The Catcher * Featurette: Behind the Scenes * 5.1 Surround Sound * Theatrical Trailer
Quotes THE GYMNAST delivers emotional intensity... the entire film unfolds in the space between physicality and sexuality." Variety * "How refreshing to discover a film about a mature woman at a crossroads in her life. THE GYMNAST is fresh and vibrant, acted with conviction by a talented ensemble." Leonard Maltin * "A rare gem of a film." San Francisco Bay Times * Ned Farr's lushly photographed drama on sexual awakening casts a sensual, captivating spell." Contra Costa Times * "As an examination of sexual awakening and the complications that arise, THE GYMNAST is unmatched." After Ellen.com * "This vertiginous, voluptuous love story is the kind of film that really stays with you." San Francisco Observer * "A polished, absorbing piece of work." The Post and Courier
Awards * WINNER of 20 film awards including: * Outfest 2006 - Jury Award Best Feature * Outfest 2006 - HBO Audience Award Best Feature * Frameline 2006 - Audience Award Best Feature * PhillyFest 2006 - Audience Award Best First Feature * NewFest 2006 - Jury Award Best Feature * LesGaiCineMad 2006 Spain - Audience Award Best Feature * Santa Fe Film Festival 2006 - Audience Award Best Feature * Cleveland Int'l Film Festival 2007 - Time Warner American Independence Audience Award Best Feature * Durango Independent Film Festival 2007 - KODAK Shot on Film Award * Fresno Reel Pride 2006 - Jury Award Best Feature * Pink Film Days 2006 Amsterdam - Audience Award Best Female Feature * PRIDE Film Festival 2007 - Audience Award Best Feature * Tampa In'l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2006 - Audience Award Best Actress (Dreya Weber) * Tampa In'l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2006 - Audience Award Best Screenplay * Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival 2006 - Audience Award Best Feature * Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival 2006 - Audience Award Best Actress (Dreya Weber) * Indianapolis LGBT Film Festival 2006 - Audience Award Best Actress (Addie Yungmee) * Verzaubert Int'l Gay & Lesbian Film Festival 2006 - Audience Award Best Feature * Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival 2006 - Best New Director, Ned Farr

Synopsis
Jane Hawkins as a top American gymnast, failed to fulfill her Olympic destiny through injury and events. After twenty years in obscurity and a passionless marriage, she is secretly trying to get pregnant, against her husband's wishes, and though she is still in peak condition, her doctor says she has waited too long to have children.

A chance meeting with her former teammate Denise, provokes her to reexamine her life. Jane is recognized by a coach, while visiting a gymnasium, and instantly propositioned to join the Cirque Du Soleil - a special style of aerial act - together with an enigmatic dancer named Serena.
When events force the coach to abruptly leave the project, Jane and Serena decide to continue to stage the act themselves, and fall in love in the process. Denise convinces Jane that her feelings for Serena are a form of denial and that she must choose between having a child with her now-willing husband, or starting a completely new life.
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