Emmy-nominated Director, Daniel Gordon (“Hillsborough”), Academy Award-winning Executive Producer, John Battsek (“One Day in September”) and Sky Atlantic (“Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief”) unite to present 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 a journey behind the events of one of the most memorable moments in sporting history at the 1984 L.A. Olympics.
The film charts the journey from rural South Africa during apartheid and the rolling hills of Southern California to the starting line of the women’s 3000 metres; uncovering a tale of betrayal and exploitation; the blurred lines between politics, media and sport; and 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 own lives, just want to run.
Produced by Karen Emsley at Hillside productions and commissioned and executive produced by James Quinn at Sky.
Picturehouse Central -
Wednesday 27th July – screening start 6.30pm
Greenwich Picturehouse - Thursday 28th July – Screening start 8.30pm
Clapham Picturehouse - Saturday 30th July – Screening start 3pm
Duke of York’s – Brighton - Saturday 30th July – Screening start 8.30pm
The Gate - Sunday 31st July – Screening start 12.00pm
For preview screenings : 28th July can be purchased here