Dare to Be

Saturday, September 9

153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY, United States


Event Description

Emelin Theatre in Association with Dare To Be Films
Presents An Adam Reist Film in Association with Rowing Magazine.

From local filmmaker Adam Reist, “Dare to Be” is a documentary film not only on the sport of rowing, but also the human spirit. It follows a series of rowers ranging from novice girls to women training for the Olympics, as they overcome obstacles and seek greatness. We learn along their journey that greatness can come in many forms and should not always be measured by traditional concepts of success, but rather by individual triumphs. It essentially suggests that athletes can define what success looks like to them – not coming in last place, beating a rival, medaling for the first time, qualifying for nationals, or winning an Olympic gold medal.

“Dare to Be” weaves together three distinct stories, the first of which follows a group of high school girls who while discovering the sport also discover themselves.  The second story, Collegiate Rowing, will follow the tradition and ground breaking accomplishments of women’s college rowing on both a personal and institutional level.  The third story, Elite Rowing, will follow 2012 Olympic Team Members Sara Hendershot and Sarah Zelenka, on their journey to make it back to the 2016 Olympics in Rio. It will also feature other Olympians, such as Erin Cafaro Taylor Ritzel, Mary Whipple and Sarah Trowbridge, as they share their own stories.


“Dare To Be” featuring Sarah Hendershot, Abigayle Young, Jordan Reist with Al Acosta, Erin Cafaro, Kendall Chase, Liliane Lindsay, Guy Monseair, Will Porter, Kevin Sauer, Ellie Sawyer, Julia Sesler, Sarah Trowbridge, Sarah Zelenka
Produced by Adam Reist, Dayna Reist, Matt Lagle, Directed by Adam Reist




Adam Reist has had a career in the entertainment industry has spanned over two decades and is currently President and Creative Director of Coastline Pictures. Adam has directed two short films; the critically acclaimed Supertalk starring Kathleen Chalfant and Billy Crudup and the award winning Back to One.  Adam co-produced both films and co-wrote Supertalk.  Adam was a member of the 2004 DGA Award winning Outstanding Drama Series Directing team and 1994 Daytime Emmy winner for Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team for his work on Guiding Light. Adam is a member of the Directors Guild of America and The University of North Carolina’s Order of the Golden Fleece.


ARTIST WEBSITE: http://www.daretobethemovie.com/index.html

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