The Boys in the Boat

Biography, Drama, Sport Rated: PG-13 123 min

This old-fashioned underdog story, directed by George Clooney, follows the University of Washington’s junior varsity crew from their Depression-era beginnings to winning gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. In addition to the team’s Olympic triumph, the film documents a forgotten moment in Hudson Valley sports history: the Poughkeepsie Regatta, an annual competition of mostly Ivy League crew teams that once made the city the rowing capital of the world. While the movie wasn’t filmed on the Hudson, its producers consulted with Marist College archivists and their extensive collection of regatta photos and memorabilia for accuracy. The cast includes Callum Taylor (Masters of the Air), Luke Slattery as the coxswain with moxie Bobby Moch, and Joel Edgerton (The Great Gatsby) as their coach.



“The film is an unshowy but slick underdog sports picture, fluidly told and elegantly mounted.” — Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine/Vulture
“When people say “they don’t make movies like that anymore,” this is the kind of movie they’re talking about.” — Nell Minow,
directed by
George Clooney
written by
Daniel James Brown, Mark L. Smith
Joel Edgerton, Callum Turner, Peter Guinness
United States