Pop Star on Ice Poster

Release Date: June 29th, 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 25 min

Plot Summary
Figure skater Johnny Weir makes a name for himself as an Olympic champion on the ice and a controversial celebrity in the tabloids. Director David Barba shadows Weir for one year, documenting the competitions, training and inner turmoil that make up his daily existence. Weir refuses, in interviews, to answer questions regarding his rumored homosexuality, only fueling speculation about his private life. But Barba's film focuses on Weir's quest to once again prove himself at the Olympics.

Director: David Barba, James Pellerito

Genres: Documentary

Keywords: Quest, Engaging, Fascinating, Spirited, Rise, 2000s, Passionate

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Smartly structured, crisply lensed docu Pop Star on Ice is a fascinating portrait of outspoken Olympian and three-time U.S. figure skating national champion Johnny Weir. show more

  • If you’re not already a member of the “Johnny’s Angels” fan club, you might wonder why other equally outrageous athletes weren’t bestowed with their own cinematic tributes. show more

  • One part hagiography and two parts psychotherapy. Together they showcase a talent both formidable and erratic, its bright and shining peaks sliding inexplicably into valleys of disaster. show more

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