Born to Lead: The Sal Aunese Story

USA, Feature Documentary, 2017, 90 min

Born to Lead is an exhilarating sports film about Sal Aunese, the University of Colorado’s star quarterback who led the Buffaloes to a 1990 National Championship game against the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame. Sal died of stomach cancer in 1989, and his team promptly dedicated their season to him. Through reflections from his friends, family and teammates, as well as rare archival footage, the film chronicles Sal’s rise to the top as one of his team’s most valuable players and his valiant battle with the disease that took his life. Born to Lead is a rousing story of courage and friendship, and living life against the most brutal of obstacles.

Directed by Lara Slife Produced by George Antonopoulos

Colorado Premiere

Lara Slife, George Antonopoulos, CU Football players and other special guests in person

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Venues: The Boulder Theater; First Presbyterian Church, 1820 15th Street; Boulder High; eTown Hall; Longmont Museum’s Stewart Auditorium