The Fall

Screening with Little Hard Knox and McKayla

 Sunday, June 10, 2018 | 7:00pm | TIFF Bell Lightbox | Cinema 4 

The Fall

2016, documentary, UK, 96 min, dir: Daniel Gordon North American premiere

Two women just wanted to run. In Los Angeles in 1984, American star Mary Decker went head-to-head with young Zola Budd, a barefoot runner from South Africa who had to claim British citizenship to escape the ban against her country’s Apartheid system. The dramatic and unexpected conclusion to the 3000m race overshadowed the social and political unrest, corruption, and exploitation that were the sub-text for one of the most remarkable moments in Olympic history.

Screening with

Little Hard Knox

2017, documentary, Canada, 12 min, dir: Roxann Whitebean Theatrical premiere

Shatekaienthokwen VanDommelen, known as “Tugar,” is a 10 year-old boxer from the Mohawk community of Kahnawake. Training at Montreal’s Hard Knox Gym, he may be small but Tugar has big dreams: becoming a professional boxer.

McKayla

2017, documentary, US, 13 min, dir: Madeleine Hunt-Ehrlich Canadian premiere

McKayla survived a rare form of cancer, losing one of her legs. Told she would neither run nor cycle again, McKayla is competing in triathlons.

McKayla Image credit: Madeleine Hunt Ehrlich

2018 Schedule

Friday, June 8
6:30pm Lane 0

Saturday, June 9
9:30am Youth Workshop
11:15am Kids Screening
1:30pm Stranger
3:45pm Football for Better …
6:30pm Time Trial
9:15pm Minding the Gap

Sunday, June 10
1:00pm Killer Bees
4:00pm Ultra
7:00pm The Fall

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