The Washington Scandals Rugby Football Club (RFC) is a gay athletic organization that develops skill and knowledge of rugby football while furthering diversity in the sport.Winner of multiple festival awards, The Rugby Player is an uplifting and stereotype-shattering documentary that tells the story of a mother, a son, and what it takes to be a hero. The film explores the lives of Mark Bingham, one of the passengers on United Flight 93 on 9/11, and his mother, Alice Hoagland, a former United Airlines flight attendant. The Rugby Player is a touching, funny and stirring portrait of how a son’s heroism can inspire a nation, and how a mother’s love can turn unfathomable loss into unshakable resolve. Utilizing footage shot by Bingham himself, this timely film provides keen insights for the national debates on LGBT rights, marriage equality and gay athletes in sports.
SPONSORS: Courtyard US Capitol
HOST COMMITTEE (In Formation): Gus Elfving, Nathan Hagan, Paul Marengo
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: DC Movie Bears, Reel Affirmations Film Festival
VIP BAG SPONSORS: Axiom for Men, DC Shorts
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Washington DC Scandal Rugby Football Club
The Washington Scandals Rugby Football Club (RFC) is a gay athletic organization that develops skill and knowledge of rugby football while furthering diversity in the sport.