“The anticipated biopic Nyad, with Annette Bening in the titular role, tells the story of endurance swimmer Diana Nyad’s epic swim from Cuba to Florida without the aid of a shark tank, a journey she made at age 64 after three incomplete attempts. But it also delves into an abiding friendship between queer women and chosen family. Double Oscar-winner Jodie Foster plays Nyad’s best friend and coach, Bonnie Stoll, who was at Nyad’s side for the 110-mile swim acting as guide, cheerleader, caregiver, and nutritionist while also thinking on her feet to ward off sharks and jellyfish. Now Netflix has released the first clip from the film that drops in theaters October 20…”

Nyad Film Still

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