Picturehouse Cinemas is pleased to announce previews of The Fall plus Q&A sessions with Mary Decker, Zola Budd, director Daniel Gordon and producer John Battsek. The Q&A tour will start with an exclusive screening at Picturehouse Central, followed by five more screenings and Q&As.
Exclusive preview screening at Picturehouse Central plus Q&A:
Picturehouse Central: Wednesday 27 July, 6.30
Screenings plus Q&A:
The Ritzy: Thursday 28 July, 6.30
Additional advance preview screenings will be taking place on 28 July. See website for details. In cinemas from 29 July.
The Fall (Cert TBC)
Director: Daniel Gordon. UK 2016. 90 mins.
Emmy-nominated director Daniel Gordon (Hillsborough) presents the compelling documentary feature The Fall. The Fall tells the remarkable story of a South African barefoot runner, an American track-and-field prodigy, and the events behind one of the most memorable moments in sporting history – the 1984 LA Olympics. The film charts two journeys, from rural South Africa under apartheid and the rolling hills of Southern California, to the starting line of the women’s 3,000 metres. It uncovers a tale of betrayal and exploitation, of the blurred lines between politics, media and sport, and of the dedication and sacrifice required to compete at the highest level. It’s a story that split governments and divided nations, but at its heart is a tale of two young women who, despite the turmoil in their lives, just wanted to run.