A new documentary film called ‘Personal Best‘ which is released in cinemas this Friday 25th May.
It featured UK Olympic athlete Jeanette kwakye who was approached in 2006 to be part of a short film called ‘Sprinters’ which documented my then training group and coach, Michael Afilaka, over the 2007 athletics season.
The success of ‘Sprinters’ resulted in the feature length documentary ‘Personal Best’ that was made with the help of the British Film Industry and Adidas.
This was filmed over four years from 2007 and charts the in and outs of four London athletes training for London 2012. It is beautifully shot and directed by Sam Blair. I can assure you, this is the best insight you can get into what athletes at varying levels, go through on a daily basis.
Here is the link to the trailer:
Jeanette kwakye is one of the athletes in the film and will be part of a few Q&A sessions in Hackney and Stratford over the next couple of weeks.
Jeanette will be at some of the Q&As, there are various screening dates all over the UK which are listed below!
MAY/ JUNE SCREENINGS
CURZON SOHO 26-27 MAY – Sat 26TH MAY 12:00 / Sun 27TH MAY 14:10
RITZY BRIXTON – MON 28 MAY 18:30 (Q&A)
HACKNEY PICTUREHOUSE – TUES 29 MAY 18:45 (Q&A)
LEXI KENSAL RISE – WED 6 JUNE TBC (Q&A)
not booking yet… check here for details http://thelexicinema.co.uk/ <http://thelexicinema.co.uk/>
GREENWICH PICTUREHOUSE – THUR 7 JUNE 20:30 (Q&A)
STRATFORD EAST PICHOUSE – MON 11 JUNE 18:40 (Q&A)
NATIONAL FILM & TV SCHOOL BEACONSFIELD – TUES 19th JUNE (time TBC) (Q&A)
EASTEND FILM FEST (STRATFORD EAST PICTUREHOUSE) – SAT 7 JULY
STRATFORD EAST PICHOUSE – 9-12 JULY
MAC BIRMINGHAM – WED 11- THURS 12 JULY
not booking yet http://www.macarts.co.uk/ <http://http://www.macarts.co.uk/>
RIVERSIDE HAMMERSMITH – WED 11 JULY (Q&A)
not booking yet http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/page.pl?p=home01 <http://www.riversidestudios.co.uk/cgi-bin/page.pl?p=home01>
FILMHOUSE EDINBURGH – 20-23 JULY
CHAPTER CARDIFF – 20-26 JULY
not booking yet… check here for details http://www.chapter.org/ <http://http://www.chapter.org/>
WATERSHED BRISTOL – date in July TBC