Weekend Watching

 

What are you up-to this weekend?
Stop the mindless scrolling through the TV guide!

Here’s three things we think you’ll enjoy:

DOCUMENTARY: Kick Like Tayla, Amazon Prime

You don’t need to know who Talya Harris is in order to enjoy her documentary: Kick Like Tayla. The film celebrates and profiles the career of Talya, who is one of Australia’s most recognisable Aussie Football League superstars and boxing champions. It documents Talya’s life as she strives for sporting greatness amidst ever-increasing media and social controversy. Both Tayla and her inner circle provide insights into how she has chosen to use her platform as a power for good and the film brilliantly demonstrates how community sentiment towards female athletes, and females more broadly, is now shifting, and how voices like Tayla Harris are imperative to the changing conversation. It’s definitely worth snuggling up on the sofa this weekend and giving Kick Like Tayla a watch.

 

FILM: Champions, Check your local cinema listing

A temperamental minor-league basketball coach Marcus (Woody Harrelson) finds himself in legal trouble, and in order to satisfy a community service requirement he must coach a team of teenage basketball players with intellectual disabilities. Soon, they find themselves competing for a spot in the Special Olympics. It’s a remake of a Spanish film called Campeones and inspired by a true story from Spain, and this fun, feel-good film is worth a trip to the cinema.

 

TV SHOW: Trailblazers: A Rocky Mountain Road Trip, BBC iPlayer

Okay, we’re a bit late to the party with this one, but we’ve only just discovered it… Ruby Wax, Melanie B and Emily Atack travelling across the Rocky Mountains?! Yep, you read that correctly. Turns out the most unlikely throuple make for a very entertaining and powerful watch! Trailblazers: A Rocky Mountain Road Trip is on BBC Two and follows the three female celebrities embarking on the trip of a lifetime through the Rocky Mountains. In doing so, they pay homage to and follow in the footsteps of historical pioneer Isabella Bird, who made a name for herself as an adventurer at a time when most explorers were men. They explore the people, places and curious customs of an ever-changing America, while reflecting on the changes in western society over the last 150 years and their own experiences of womanhood. If you didn’t catch it the first time round, we recommend this show.

 

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Happy watching!

 

Team Glorious xxx