“The Current,” featuring Mallory Weggemann and Missy Franklin, Set For Film Festival Debut

BOULDER, Colorado, February 7. A little less than a year after traveling to the Caribbean Sea to film the documentary “The Current,” Paralympian Mallory Weggemann and Olympian Missy Franklin will have the opportunity to see themselves on the big screen at the February 16 world premiere at the Boulder International Film Festival.

Weggemann and Franklin are scheduled to attend the premiere, which will also feature director Kurt Miller. The film highlights the abilities of disabled athletes such as Weggemann using water-based sports to find freedom in movement and persevering through the limitations imposed on their disabilities.

Weggemann and Franklin traveled to Bimini and the Bahamas in March 2013, where Miller filmed them scuba diving with dolphins. Franklin’s participation with the film is as ambassador for the Make-A-Hero campaign.

The 45-minute documentary is scheduled to make its world debut at 3 p.m. at Boulder High School. Click here to purchase tickets.

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Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the host of several shows on SwimmingWorld.TV, including "The Morning Swim Show," which features interviews with people making headlines in aquatic sports. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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