Past Event

Randy Gardner Bio-Pic Screening to Benefit The AIDS Monument

Support STORIES: The AIDS Monument by joining us at The Mother Lode on the evening of Nov. 17 for a benefit screening of Go Figure: The Randy Gardner Story.

All proceeds from this event, which begins at 6:00 p.m., will benefit The AIDS Monument.  Click here for tickets.

The Randy Gardner Story is a riveting documentary of the two-time Olympian figure skater who, with his skating partner Tai Babilonia, reached the pinnacle of his sport in 1979 as the World Champion in pairs figure skating.

The two were world-famous as the heartbreak kids of the 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics. The USA was counting on Tai and Randy to win the Gold over the long-dominant Soviet skaters. It was the ultimate Cold War battle played out on a sheet of ice.

But Randy’s story off the ice is even more dramatic.  The Randy Gardner Story delves beyond Randy’s public persona into a story filled with family secrets, closeted homosexuality, and tremendous sacrifice.

This is a story about seeking and finding one’s true identity.

“This documentary is not just another sparkly figure skating movie,” states the film’s website.  “It is a work of art that preserves an enchanted time in U.S. Figure Skating history, while digging below the frozen surface of the ice to reveal the humanity behind the icon.”

Director Sharidan, using footage from Randy’s one man show, skating practices and competitions, scrapbook clippings and home movies, along with newly filmed sequences and interviews, has woven together the pieces of Randy’s life into a poignant and compassionate film that is at once, heart rending, uplifting and inspiring.

The screening event begins at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 17 at the Mother Lode, located at 8944 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069.

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