37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL Oct 30-Nov 3, 2024

37th Annual VIRGINIA FILM FESTIVAL October 30-November 3, 2024

A Conversation on Netflix’s Athlete A


Directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk discuss their process in creating Athlete A, a thorough investigation of decades-long systemic abuse and institutionalized corruption within the world of gymnastics. This harrowing documentary from Netflix sheds light on the horrific sexual abuse of hundreds of young athletes by USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar and the team of tireless investigative journalists at The Indianapolis Star who worked to hold USAG and Larry Nassar accountable. Discussion with directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk, moderated by Bonnie Hagerman (UVA).

Athlete A is available to stream on Netflix.


Wednesday, October 21


10:00 AM


Virtual Discussion