United States, 2023 / 121 Mins

Director: Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi

Starring: Jodie Foster, Annette Bening, Rhys Ifans

Annette Bening and Jodie Foster star in this film depicting the true story of Diana Nyad’s attempt to become the first person to swim from Cuba to the US without a shark cage, decades after her retirement from the sport.

At the age of 60, Nyad is frustrated about the way she left her swimming career behind and starts training once again to do the marathon swim she failed 30 years prior. Her best friend, Bonnie Stoll, thinks it's a little foolish, but has no choice except to jump in as her coach once it becomes clear that Nyad isn’t backing down. When navigator John Bartlett comes on board with the project, they finally have someone to guide her through the shark-infested waters of the Florida Straits. The arduous swim takes a shocking toll on her body, and Nyad’s obsession starts to wear on the team.Through flashbacks, we start to get a peek into her past and the trauma she’s fighting against.