2018 Special Olympics Film Screenings: 'Swim Team' and 'My Way to Olympia' at the Seattle Public Library June 10 & 23
release date: 06/06/2018
Join us for a month of film screenings at The Seattle Public Library in celebration of the 2018 Special Olympics USA Games, which take place in Seattle from July 1-6.
Library events are free and everyone is welcome. Registration is not required. The film "Swim Team" runs for 90 minutes, and "My Way to Olympia" runs for 60 minutes.
"Swim Team" panel discussion – 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, June 10 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Parents of a boy on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of three diverse young athletes, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels like winning. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion.
Double feature: "My Way to Olympia” and "Swim Team" – 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 23 at the Central Library, 1000 Fourth Ave., Level 1, Microsoft Auditorium, 206-386-4636. Who better to cover the Paralympics than Niko von Glasow, the world's best-known disabled filmmaker? In "My Way To Olympia," von Glasow sets out to discover the motivations of Paralympic athletes. As he meets a one-handed Norwegian table tennis player, the Rwandan sitting volleyball team, an American archer without arms and a Greek paraplegic boccia player, von Glasgow faces his own stereotypes about disability and sports.