Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Out to Win

Year: 2015
Country: USA, CANADA
Run Time: 99 minutes

Out to Win
Out to Win
Out to Win

Sports are our central cultural activity. We pour our hopes, dreams, and passions into it, and out of it rises our heroes and role models. For some of these heroes the price of fame was hiding the truth of who they were: LGBT athletes who knew their fortunes lay strictly in the closet. That began to change in the 1970s with heroic men and women such as David Kopay and Billie Jean King. Today the cultural shift is huge, but it is by no means complete. This joyous film gives us the history of LGBT athletes and the courageous battles they fought, on and off the fields. With a championship collection of vintage film and video clips, this world-class group of trailblazers share their stories and hold nothing back. We see the arc of tragedy and triumph, celebrating how far we've come and showing how far we've yet to go. Bring your team colors, lucky charms, and pom-poms. OUT TO WIN will have you cheering Team Humanity on to victory! –C.R.

CIFF40 Screenings

Thursday, March 31, 2016 at 4:40 PM

Friday, April 01, 2016 at 11:30 AM

10% Cinema

Greg Gund Memorial Standing Up Competition

Related Daily Postings
Taking a Brave Step, Paving the Way for Future Gay Athletes

Malcolm Ingram

Malcolm Ingram was born in 1968 in Toronto, Canada. He was mentored by filmmaker Kevin Smith, who financed his first feature film. A writer, producer, and director, Ingram won the 2006 Best Documentary Awards at L.A. Outfest and the Miami Gay and Lesbian Film Festival.

"Drawing Flies" (1996), "Tail Lights Fade" (1999), "Small Town Gay Bar" (2006), "Bear Nation" (2010), "Continental" (2013)—38th CIFF, OUT TO WIN (2015)

Matt Thomas, Malcolm Ingram, Nhaelan McMillan

Andrew MacDonald

Sean Stanley

Film Contact

Community Partner

Human Rights Campaign

Donate >


Your donation helps fulfill our mission to promote artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition.

Sign up for our email newsletter

  • facebook
  • twitter
  • instagram
  • youtube
  • flickr
  • alexa
  • foursquare



We promise you, it will make a difference!

Give Today