Over the Limit
Science on Screen
(NR) Poland/Germany/Finland/France – 1 hr 14 min – with subtitles
2017 · d. Marta Prus Official Site Reviews
Starring Margarita Mamun, Irina Viner
“You're not a human being, you're an athlete.”
Russian rhythmic gymnast Margarita Mamun strains against exhaustion, family tragedy, and the lacerating critique of her coaches as she prepares for the 2016 Summer Olympics. Exquisitely filmed, this gripping documentary explores the extremes of elite athleticism, contrasting Mamun's astonishing grace with the physical and psychological intensity of her training regimen.
Polina Kozitskiy, coach at the Philadelphia Rhythmic Academy, will open the program with a rhythmic gymnastics demonstration. After the screening, she’ll be joined by Dr. Joel Fish, Director of the Center for Sport Psychology, for a talk and Q&A.
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