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Losing Grip
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[Plays April 16 at 5:20 p.m. and April 18 at 5:20 p.m. as part of the MSPIFF42 Film Festival that runs April 13-27; for more information, log on to https://mspfilm.org for full schedule.] Steven Nye's insightful, fascinating, behind-the-scenes, informative, inspirational, 62-minute documentary that follows dedicated, hardworking Minnesota collegiate gymnast Shane Wiskus, who has won the Nissen Emery Award and NCAA gold and silver medals, as he trains for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2021 and then struggles to fulfill his dream when the COVID-19 pandemic hits and the University of Minnesota cuts the men's gymnastics program in September 2020, which forces him to train independently and consists of candid commentary by parents Michael and Tammy Wiskus, club coach Doug Price, UMN Men's gymnastics head coach Mike Burns, UMN Men's gymnastics assistant coach and 2020 Olympic coach Kostya Kolesnikov, three-time Olympian gymnast John Roethlisberger, attorney Jeffrey Shearer, and Shane's girlfriend Luci Bischoff.

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