We’re stoked to be hosting the African film premier of PANTANI.
The unique and compelling story of one man taking on the mountains, an athlete’s battle against addiction, set against the dramatic background of the Alps during the Tour de France. The Accidental Death of a Cyclist is the tragic tale of Marco Pantani versus himself.
In 1998 Marco Pantani, the most flamboyant and popular cyclist of his era, won both the Tour de France and Giro d’Italia. This titanic feat of physical and mental endurance has never since been matched. Pantani was a hero to millions and was seen as the savior of cycling during a time when doping scandals threatened to destroy the sport. But 6 years after this extraordinary feat and aged only 34, tragically, Pantani was dead. Discovered in a cheap Italian hotel, he died alone from acute cocaine poisoning .
The Accidental Death of a Cyclist explores the true story behind this remarkable man’s achievements and his tragic fall.
To accommodate the insatiable appetite the Mother City has for rad films, we’ll be hosting back-to-back screenings of PANTANI.
When: 6pm & 8.30pm, Saturday, 4th October 2014
Where: The Labia Theatre on Orange, Cape Town
Beer and free pizza will be on hand! So make sure you come early to catch up with mates before hand!
Tickets are NOW AVAILABLE exclusively online through Webtickets. So don’t delay!
Look forward to hosting you soon!