Pop Star on Ice Johnny Weir
LIGHTS, CAMERA, AXEL!
“Swoony” – NY Times
POP STAR ON ICE is an unprecedented behind-the-scenes portrait of OUTspoken Olympian and three-time US Figure Skating National Champion, JOHNNY WEIR. Love him or hate him, Johnny is one of the most talented skaters of all time, but talent alone does not make a champion.
Johnny’s complicated relationship with his longtime coach, Priscilla Hill, and his struggle to reach the top of the sport takes us from small town Delaware (his training home) to competitions, shopping sprees, fashion shows and personal appearances around the world. Johnny seeks to balance his larger-than-life persona with the constraints of his sport.
POP STAR ON ICE uncovers the graceful, athletic, cut-throat and melodramatic sport of figure skating through the prism of its most controversial athlete as he tries to fulfill his potential on the world stage.
- English with Closed Caption for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
- Deleted Scenes
- Exclusive performance of "The Swan"
“Undeniably MOVING,”- The Seattle Times
“See it! SEE IT! And just try NOT to fall in love with Johnny Weir. I dare you.”- The Stranger
“Riveting. Johnny Weir is a personality you can’t take your eye off.” –Dick Button
“To put it in Johnny Weir terms, the film’s like a vodka shot with a champagne chaser.” –OUTSports
Official Selection: SILVERDOCS AFI/Discovery Channel Documentary Festival & the SEATTLE International Film Festival