Sunday media: How ‘The Last Gold’ tells a story that’s 40 years in the making

The 1976 gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic women’s 4x100 meter freestyle relay team – from left, Jill Sterkel, Wendy Boglioli, Kim Peyton and Shirley Babashoff – is the focus of a new documentary called “The Last Gold,” debuting Monday at the L.A. Film Festival. It was the one and only time the foursome swam together as a team in competition. Heinz Kluetmeier /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

The 1976 gold-medal winning U.S. Olympic women’s 4×100 meter freestyle relay team – from left, Jill Sterkel, Wendy Boglioli, Kim Peyton and Shirley Babashoff – is the focus of a new documentary called “The Last Gold,” debuting Monday at the L.A. Film Festival. It was the one and only time the foursome swam together as a team in competition. Heinz Kluetmeier /Sports Illustrated/Getty Images

The “greatest untold story in Olympic swimming history” is the not-so-subtle subtitle attached to the new documentary, “The Last Gold,” making its world debut at the L.A. Film Festival on Monday night before an already close-to-sold-out theater in Culver City.More to the point: It’s a story that perhaps needed 40 years of perspective to tell it correctly. So now it has happened.
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Also at the LA Film Festival: Staff writer Bob Strauss reviews “Trackdown.”

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