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Freestyle Digital Picks Up Sports Docu ‘On Thin Ice’ & ‘The Canyonlands’ Indie; Gravitas Ventures Acquires ‘Eddy’s Kingdom’ Docu – Film Briefs

Freestyle Digital Picks Up Sports Docu ‘On Thin Ice’ & ‘The Canyonlands’ Indie; Gravitas Ventures Acquires ‘Eddy’s Kingdom’ Docu – Film Briefs

Freestyle Digital Media has secured the North American distrubtuion rights to On Thin Ice, a social justice-themed sports documentary featuring athletes Allyson Felix, Evander Holyfield, Robbie Rogers, Apolo Ohno, Michael Sam, Aimee Mullins, and Greg Louganis. Directed by Keli Price, the film will be available to rent and own on February 2. The doc calls attention to athletes who have struggled for acceptance due to race, religion, sexual orientation, and other prejudices. The film chronicles the life of filmmaker Keli Price’s Great-grandfather Jack Brooks, who escaped the anti-Jewish pogroms in Eastern Europe in 1923 and went on to become one of the premier speed skaters of interwar America. He skated with the U.S. Olympic team, and traveled to Lake Placid in 1932 for the III Olympic Winter Games. But his dream was cut short. Singled out because of the religion he practiced and the place he called home, the “speedster from

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