GoldStar is offering a 50% discount to see The Athlete: Incredible True-Life Film About Ethiopian Olympian Abebe Bikila on Tuesday, November 20 at 7: 30 p.m. Regular price is $10. GoldStar price is $5, plus $2.50 in service fee.
The winner of more than 15 international film festival awards, this inspired-by-true-life Ethiopian drama combines dramatizations and archival footage to tell the story of long-distance runner and two-time Olympic gold medalist Abebe Bikila.
The first black African to take home the gold for his performance in the 1960 Rome marathon — which he ran barefoot — he followed up with another victory at the 1964 Tokyo games, setting a new world record.
But Bikila found his life changed forever after a 1969 car accident left him in a wheelchair. The Athlete chronicles his unstoppable drive to compete, as he makes his country’s Paralympics team in archery and then amazingly, goes on to become a winning dog-sled racer in Norway. Film Festival Flix brings this acclaimed biopic to O-Cinema Wynwood, with a pre-show red carpet and post-screening reception and Q&A with the filmmakers.
O-Cinema Wynwood, between N Miami Ave and NW 1st Ave (90 NW 29th Street Miami, 33127)