Touch the Wall
Swimming phenomenon and multiple Olympic gold medallist Missy Franklin was destined for greatness at an early age, but destiny can be a burden. When four-time Olympic silver medallist Kara Lynn Joyce joins Missy’s teenage swim club, destiny starts to become reality.
In Kara, Missy finds the older sister she never had; in Missy, Kara begins to rediscover the mojo that made her one of the most fierce sprinters in the sport. Together they train, compete, and support each other as they reach for the highest pantheon of swimming – the London 2012 Olympic Games.
But as tension with their coach builds, the pool becomes too small for the two of them. Driven apart by coach and circumstance, they reunite triumphantly in London, and Missy becomes one of athletics’ biggest stars.
Touch the Wall is a tale of adversity, triumph, and the friendship between two strong women. Not just a movie for swimmers, Touch the Wall is a universal story of grace and love in the rarefied world of elite athletic competition. Together, Missy and Kara redefine what it means to win.
“Inspirational sports doc” - THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
“Revolutionary (...) in its celebration of female physical and emotional strength” - THE MARY SUE
“Exhilarating ride, full of insights about friendship, about the dance between teamwork and individual achievement, about the competitive will.” - THE DENVER POST
“It’s so much more than a swim movie or a sports movie or an expose, it’s a story about life and struggle, growing up, parenting, coaching, the pain of coming short of one’s goals and the unbridled joy of reaching them. and every beautiful, tragic moment in-between. Touch the Wall is a must-see film.” - SWIMMING WORLD MAGAZINE
“Even knowing the outcome of the London games it is simply incredible to take a deeper look at what it took for each of them to reach that stage. Touch the Wall is an intimate, inspiring slice of life that is as heartwarming as it is enjoyable.” - EXAMINER
“Touch The Wall is a beautifully filmed, absorbing, and inspirational portrait of two remarkable athletes, this is highly recommended.” - VIDEOLIBRARIAN