Hot Docs 2023: Our Review of ‘Unsyncable’

Posted in Festival Coverage, Hot Docs 2023, Movies by - May 03, 2023
Hot Docs 2023: Our Review of ‘Unsyncable’

When I was a child going down to my local pool was the best day of the week, it was just the greatest. But some of those days, I down to the pool and saw the senior water aerobics class. I was more than annoyed that I couldn’t go and dive in to the water! However, Unsyncable, directed by Megan Wennberg dives into seniors and their water activities. But specifically, she dives into a few seniors who compete in synchronized swimming to analyze and their stories,. She focuses one one senior  – Ellen – and her goal to achieve her personal best at the US Masters National Championship.

Unsyncable focuses on how important swimming and more over synchronized swimming is for an elderly crowed. It goes into depth about how it makes them feel younger, makes their bones less tense. And importantly, how synchronized swimming makes everything just feel younger for them mentally, spiritually, and to an extent physically. It is why it is so important for Ellen to beat her personal best. She’s in her sixties she wants to assure that she can continue to live her best life and be in the best shape as possible. Her road is certainly not smoothly paved and is constantly met with setbacks. Still, we follow her journey, as well as other people in their swim gear as well as their accolades.

Unsyncable is certainly synced with its audience as it deals with our focus Ellen overcoming the challenges. Even with Ellen’s challenges, she gets help from her inspirations and teammates showing that even personal journeys are a team effort. Similarly to synchronized swimming, everything has to flow a certain way to ensure that all the hard work and effort certainly pays off. And the efforts from Megan Wennberg certainly does.

  • Release Date: 5/3/2023
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