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2015, 98 min, Belgium/USA, Dir: Michiel Thomas

The confines of “the closet” can be even more restrictive in the locker room, but LGBTQ athletes are standing up to homophobia in increasing numbers. This award-winning documentary follows transgender mixed martial arts fighter Fallon Fox and gay college basketball player Terrence Clemens as they come out, surmounting numerous hurdles in both their personal lives and competitions. Former NBA star Jason Collins shines as a mentor for Terrence in this inspiring film. In English.

2014, 89 min, USA, Dir: David Barba, James Pellerito

Every year pep squads from all over the country converge on Orlando, Florida for two days of competition in the Universal Cheerleaders Association’s National High School Cheerleading Championship. This inspiring new documentary follows teams from Burlington, New Jersey and Somerset, Kentucky as they vie for the title.

2014, Films Distribution, 80 min, Belgium, Dir: Benoît Mariage

José Stockman (Benoît Poelvoorde) is a Belgian soccer scout scouring the Ivory Coast for top players who thinks he’s found one in Yaya Koné (Marc Zinga). But when the rookie’s tryout for the Zebras team doesn’t go smoothly, both men have to rethink their assumptions about the game. Collaborating for the third time with writer-director Mariage, Poelvoorde strikes just the right tone as the opportunistic but humane sports agent, producing laughs without obscuring the film’s deeper issues. “A darkly comic post-colonial satire with real heart.” - Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter

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