In 1936, nine boys from the University of Washington took the rowing world and a nation by storm, when their eight-oar crew team captured the gold medal at the Olympics in Berlin. The boys' victory, and their obstacles, inspired a nation struggling to emerge from the depths of the Depression. Narrated by Oliver Platt. Running time: 60 minutes. Originally produced as an episodeofAmerican Experience in 2016. Rated TVPG.
See the documentary and stay for discussion afterward of the film and this year's ONE BOOK, The Boys in the Boat.