The Last Rider (12A)
Fri 23 Jun 2023 - Thu 29 Jun 2023
£8* Standard | £5* Student / Under 25s
Various (See dates below)
Dir. Alex Holmes
2023 | 96 mins | UK
English, French, Spanish with Hebrew and English subtitles
All screenings have optional Audio Description available.
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From BAFTA winning filmmaker, Alex Holmes (MAIDEN) comes the unbelievable story of cyclist Greg LeMond who came back from the brink of death after a hunting accident to win the closest race in the history of the Tour de France.
With innate talent, an earnest, ethical approach to competition, and an affable, boy-next-door charm, the American Greg LeMond was a popular presence in European cycling. A wizard on the steady, grueling climbs of the Tour de France, LeMond propelled himself to recognition with wins first for the National Team of France, and then unexpectedly for himself in 1986, when a yellow jersey win shocked and thrilled the world (turning some “friends” into adversaries). Alex Holmes’ poignant documentary makes space for LeMond, with the aid of his extraordinary wife Kathy, to share a deeply personal journey through trauma and the twists and turns of fame and performance amidst immense public pressures. This is a resounding reminder that LeMond represents the world of athletics at its best, and replays one of the greatest comeback stories in sports history.