Sunday 22nd July. 7:45pm. GFT, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow.
Robert Towne’s Personal Best tells the story of two women who are in competition for pentathlon squad places on the 1980 US Olympics team – the team that ended up not going to Moscow. The women are attracted to one another almost at first sight, and what begins as a tentative exploration develops into a passionate relationship. Endowed with remarkable performances, superb photography, and a clear vision of what matters to its characters, Personal Best is an underappreciated gem.
Preceded by short film Loop Planes (13m) by Robin Wilby and Austen Rachlis.
This screening will be introduced by a representative from the Equality Network who will speak about the ongoing problem of homophobia and transphobia in sport.