Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist, the feature documentary of the cyclist Marco Pantani’s tragic life, is to debut in cinemas on Friday 16th May 2014.
The film’s premiere will be held in London on May 13th at Cineworld Haymarket, with special guests in attendance, including ITV cycling presenter Ned Boulting, who will be hosting a live question and answer session with the film’s director and producer James Erskine.
A special preview screening will also be held in Belfast at the Queen’s Film Theatre on May 8th, the eve of the Giro d’Italia, which this year sets off from the Northern Irish city with a route set to celebrate some of Pantani’s greatest victories in the race, ten years on from his tragic death at the age of 34.
Launching in over 20 cities across the UK, including London, Belfast, Edinburgh, Leeds and Birmingham, Pantani will be in selected cinemas from the 16th May – information on showings can be found on the Pantani Film website, and will be regularly updated with new venues.
The film will also be released on DVD and Blu-ray on May 26th, and can be pre-ordered on Amazon.
200 limited tickets for the premiere are being made available to the public and have been released online at www.pantanifilm.com/premiere, costing £25.
Pantani was made by the successful British partnership behind previous sporting documentaries One Night in Turin and The Battle of the Sexes. Multi-talented writer and director James Erskine also took on production duties together with Victoria Gregory, whose credits include the BAFTA Award-winning Senna and Academy Award-winning Man on Wire.