THE ATHLETE – screening one night only in Pasadena!
Nov 7 in Pasadena
Laemmle Playhouse 7
673 East Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91101
Ticketholder Reception: 6:30pm
Filmmaker Interview: 9:00pm
Film Festival Flix, a new distribution platform for filmmakers, is showing an amazing film called THE ATHLETE next week, November 7 & 8 in LA, and they wanted to offer us a chance to see the film at a discounted rate.
Scan below for more info about the film, and the discount code for $2 off the film ticket(s).
Atletu (The Athlete)
The story of legendary Ethiopian marathon runner, Abebe Bikila
An independent feature film by Davey Frankel and Rasselas Lakew
Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefoot Ethiopian man stunned the worldby winning Olympic gold in the marathon. Overnight, Abebe Bikila became a sports legend. A hero in his own country and to the continent, Bikila was the first black African to win a gold medal. Four years later and just five weeks after an operation for appendicitis, Abebe successfully defended his Rome gold at the ’64 Tokyo Olympiad, winning by the widest margin in history and becoming the first person to win consecutive Olympic marathons.
But his life story only began with Olympic medals. In 1969, while training for the ’72 Munich games, Abebe, 36, was involved in a car accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Following surgery and during recovery in England, Bikila fought depression and craved to compete again. In the struggle to maintain the will to live, Bikila discovered a deeper meaning of competition. He first did so in archery at the English Paralympics, and then later, at the invitation of the King of Norway, in a handicapped cross country ski race known as The Ridderrennet in Beitostolen, Norway. Bikila’s victory on a dog-sled in this snow-covered wilderness proved to be his final, triumphant race.
“Atletu(The Athlete)” is a tale of extraordinary determination and of a singular man, Abebe Bikila. Told for the first time, this true story has been rendered with emotional power and cinematic grace.
Trailer http://filmfestivalflix.com/film/the-athlete/ (Definitely watch it and you will not be able to resist coming to see the show.)
Tickets and Discount Code
This link will take you to ALL of the screenings’ ticket pages: http://filmfestivalflix.com/purchase-tickets/
Enter this promo code to get the $2 discount: PEGGY946
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