Last edited by Sylvia; 01-10-2011 at 12:52 AM.
Gee,I wonder who's families ARE still around? BTW. has there ever been any mention of existing sessesors to the skaters still living? Any kids of theirs who followed them for ex.?
Sheryl Ryan Nolan's father was one of the U.S. coaches who died in the plane crash -- Daniel "Danny" Ryan, the coach of ice dancers Diane Sherbloom and Larry Pierce. Sheryl was one-and-a-half years old at the time of her father's death and today is a figure skating coach herself. Here's a 2009 article about her and her son, Christopher Nolan, who competed in the Novice Pairs event at 2009 and 2010 US Nationals (I think he may be retired from competitive skating now?): http://web.icenetwork.com/news/artic...&vkey=ice_news
Thanks to Sylvia and all the others who posted information about this film.
I'm shocked in a good way that 2 theatres are showing it here in my city. My sister and I attended the 25th anniversary tribute together, a skating show held in Indianapolis in 1986 (Celebration America on Ice), so we will continue the tradition and see the film together. I'm sure we will cry as much this time as we did in 1986.
The tag line bugs the hell out of me.
It wasn't the end of a "dream".... it was the end of many peoples lives.
PALM SPRINGS -- Beneath its layers of schmaltzy cheerleading for a sport that's hardly unsung, Rise is a heartfelt tribute to a dream team of skaters who died in a 1961 plane crash.
Bearing the U.S. Figure Skating imprimatur, this ode to the modern lineage of American ice champions amps the boosterism to an unnecessary degree. But with a collection of skating stars tracing the generational connections, and explaining in very personal terms how the perished athletes inspired them, the documentary, a world-premiere selection at the Palm Springs festival, packs an emotional punch.
Dick Button Historical Quote of the Month: "Good grief, what have we wrought on the world? Oh my, oh my, OH MY!" (commenting on Tara Lipinsky's free skate, at the 1997 U.S. Nationals)
Any idea how ticket sales are going?
One of the most profound statements I have ever read about the crash of 1961, was a comment that was made by a member of the 1964 US Olympic Figure Skating team, "The [team] uniforms were too big, it was like they were meant to worn by someone else"
"awwww....shades of Janet Lynn" - Dick Button on anyone who makes more than one mistake in their program.
It's not typical of this area to host something like this. I was stunned to find it is coming to my neck of the woods and immediately ordered a ticket.
If this is to end in fire
Then we should all burn together
Don't worry FSWer, someone will let you know, I'm sure!someone please let me know if it does go on DVD in stores or on Amazon. How much would it be?
Here's a pic of Adam Rippon modeling his RISE tee shirt : http://yfrog.com/h36sffvj
I'm always interested to see who's listed (acknowledged) in the end credits of films -- from the RISE web site: http://www.rise1961.com/about-the-film/credits/
Lookalike Wishes to Thank:
The Atlanta Figure Skating Club
The Broadmoor Hotel
The Danbury Ice Arena
Carol Ann Peters Duncan
Marilyn Meeker Durham
Kate the Great
Eileen Seigh Honnen
Hayes Alan Jenkins
Carol Heiss Jenkins
Christy Haigler Krall
Sheryl Ryan Nolan
Diane Y. Robins
RoseAnne Ryan Wager
Barbara Roles Williams
The Skating Club of Boston
The Skating Club of Detroit
The University of Delaware
Vinson Owen School
Winchester Town Hall