Greg Louganis in Palm Springs for Film Fest
For nearly three years, Olympic diving champion Greg Louganis opened his home and memory bank to documentarians interested in introducing a new generation of sports and movie fans to his story.
That investment of time and energy paid off with “Back on Board: Greg Louganis,” which was screened this week as one of the Palm Springs International Film Festival’s Gay!La events.
Louganis and his husband, Johnny Chaillot-Louganis, attended the gala screening.
Greg said, “Back in December 2010, I was kind of talking about how I was coming back into the sport of diving. And so Will Sweeney, one of the producers, read the article and said, “Oh my God, Greg Louganis, I never knew he left diving, so there must be a story behind it.” He reached out to Cheryl Furjanic, who produced “Sync or Swim,” another Olympic story. They were friends. Knowing she had worked with the Olympics, the ins and out of getting access and all that, she reached out to me.”
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