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- Marie Claire
Erin Lee Carr has an uncanny knack, as the director of several true crime documentaries, for finding hidden depth and nuance in tabloid cases.
Ahead of the premiere of the HBO documentary film “At the Heart of Gold,” detailing the Larry Nassar case and examining the abuse in U.S. women’s gymnastics, Reuters talked to producers Dr. Steven Ungerleider and David Ulich on how the documentary came together, and the impact they hope the film has on the sport.
- Sports Illustrated
Beyond making your gut churn with devastating victim interviews, director Erin Lee Carr lays out how systemic failures allowed Larry Nassar to abuse over 100 girls and young women.
- Houston Chronicle
Filmmaker Erin Lee Carr began work in mid-2017 on a documentary about the USA Gymnastics sexual abuse scandal with an eye on the sport’s medals and money culture, and that starting point is reflected in the title of “At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal.”
There was not a dry eye in Theatre 1 at the Village East Cinema Thursday night, where the Tribeca Film Festival premiered Erin Lee Carr’s At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal. The film documents the scandal, cover-up, and aftereffects surrounding the sexual abuse of female athletes in the USA Gymnastics program.
- Los Angeles Times
We suggest an audience warning to precede the HBO documentary "At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal" when it debuts.
- New York Times
HBO introduces the documentary by Erin Lee Carr chronicling the abuse Larry Nassar inflicted on girls and women in the guise of therapy.
Filmmakers, executives, and sister survivors pose on the red carpet.
- Film Inquiry
Documentaries are one of the most vital tools cinema has to offer. Thankfully, especially in recent years, their popularity has not only grown, it has found a broader and wider welcome with the masses. The introduction of streaming services has made the medium of documentary more tangible, reaching wider audiences than ever before.
- Hollywood Reporter
The film about the army of athletes who took down Larry Nassar "belongs to the survivors" and aims to effect change: "We don’t take care of the [female gymnasts] that are representing our country and who are the biggest moneymaker for NBC.