Kenyon College

Dinner and a Movie: Athletics Documentaries

April 25, 2019 5:00pm – 11:00pm

Athletics Documentaries: Into the Scrum (2012), Lane 0: The Lane of Dreams (2017) and Man Made (2018)

INTO THE SCRUM is a dynamic and innovative short documentary that, following a team of female rugby players for a year, offers an intimate portrait of an unforgettable collection of young women as they explore newfound, often provocative, roles and rituals of power, aggression, and sexual identity – as they test themselves, both on and off the field, by moving into the “scrum”.

LANE 0: LANE OF DREAMS is a documentary about the struggle of a group of swimmers from developing nations trying to qualify for the Olympic Games for the first time, and tells a story of pursuing dreams to overcome adversity.  All of the swimmers trained under coach Miguel Lopez Alvarado in Phuket, Thailand; some of them qualified for the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

MAN MADE follows four transgender men as they work towards entering the bodybuilding competition Trans Fit Con held annually in Atlanta, GA. By following their individual journeys, we are able to see clearly the great effort with which we all strive to remake ourselves into something resembling our image of ideal strength and beauty. The screening of “Man Made” is co-sponsored by Unity House.

A panel discussion of the first two films will follow Lane 0: Lane of Dreams. There will also be an in-depth introduction to Man Made to give audience members a framework to use when considering the issues presented in the film.
Panel Participants:
Jeremy Abrams, Head Coach of Men’s Club Rugby
Jess Book, Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach
Timothy Bussey, Assistant Director, Office of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Jacque DeMarco, Head Field Hockey Coach
Jill McCartney, Director of Athletics, Fitness and Recreation
Tracy Menzel, Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach
Fernando Rodriguez, Senior Assistant Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach
Brett Worsham, Director of Strength & Conditioning / Assistant Director of KAC


Thursday, April 25
Creole 2 Geaux Food Truck, beginning at 5:00 PM
The Church of the Holy Spirit

Film Screenings start at 7:00 PM

Into the Scrum (2012) 7:00 PM
Lane 0: Lane of Dreams (2017) 7:20 PM
Panel Discussion: 8:30 PM  
Man Made (2018) 8:50 PM

Community Foundation Theater, Gund Gallery

These film screenings are free and open to the public.

About Dinner and a Movie:

This curated series is inspired by themes central to the museum’s spring exhibitions and programs as well as issues important to our community.

Join us for a food truck dinner before each screening.

Gund Gallery exhibitions and public programs are supported, in part, by the Gund Gallery Board of Directors and the Ohio Arts Council.


Images: Man Made, image courtesy of The Film Collaborative. Lane 0: The Lane of Dreams, image courtesy of FremantleMedia Spain. Into the Scrum, image courtesy of Rian Brown.