With his latest feature, Toronto-based filmmaker Malcolm Ingram shows us again why he is one of the most important directors working in documenting history. After Small Town Gay Bar and Continental, Ingram delivers with Out to Win, a rousing and poignant look at the history of queer athletes and their struggles to accept themselves and come out in a profession still often soaked in homophobia. Beginning as an unapologetic bit of feel-good propaganda - a montage sequence of many victorious moments for queer athletes - the film then delves into individual stories of personal anguish and ultimate triumph, including crucial historical figures like Martina Navratilova, Billie Jean King and David Kopay (who was the first pro NFL player to come out as gay in 1975). While recounting these happy stories, Ingram doesn't neglect the sadder ones, never losing sight of how complicated the relationship between pro sports and rampant homophobia and misogyny is. Out to Win will leave you hopefully but melancholic, a fascinating look at a complex, often-ignored bit of sports history. - Matthew Hays
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