“A portrait of the determination and grit—and self-absorption—possessed by athletes who push themselves to their limits.” – RogerEbert.com
“…will have you cheering.” – ABC News
“It is quite the tale of heroism and courage in the face of adversity, as well as the importance of teamwork and never giving up.” – Entertainment Weekly
A remarkable true story of tenacity, friendship and the triumph of the human spirit, NYAD recounts a riveting chapter in the life of world-class athlete Diana Nyad. Three decades after giving up marathon swimming in exchange for a prominent career as a sports journalist, at the age of 60, Diana (four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening) becomes obsessed with completing an epic swim that always eluded her: the 110 mile trek from Cuba to Florida, often referred to as the “Mount Everest” of swims. Determined to become the first person to finish the swim without a shark cage, Diana goes on a thrilling, four-year journey with her best friend and coach Bonnie Stoll (two-time Academy Award winner Jodie Foster) and a dedicated sailing team.