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The Athlete

Running the streets of Rome in 1960, an unknown, barefoot Ethiopian man stunned the world by winning Olympic gold in the marathon—the first black African to do so. But the Olympic glory was only the beginning of the fascinating life story of Abebe Bikila. Rasselas Lakew gives an outstanding performance as Bikila and co-wrote, directed and produced this inspiring, multiple award-winning biopic.

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  • Dunori V. P.

    Seems like everyone enjoyed the film; glad to see that.

    July 7, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    My apologies again about pulling out of this one. Turns out my idea for getting Ethiopian eats afterwards may not have worked because every Ethiopian restaurant was fully packed due to their celebrating the 30th anniversary of the North American Ethiopian Sports Federation.
    @ Angela G. - I usually try to let people know what I'll be wearing and where I'll be standing/sitting if I am the one hosting.

    July 7, 2013

  • Chris P.

    The movie was good but b/c we were running late, wasn't with the group. Hope to see you all next time.

    July 7, 2013

  • Michele J.

    I'm glad that I came out to see the film. An excellent story filled with inspiration throughout. He was a true athlete.
    If we could 'meet up' after the next film , it might be nice to have a discussion with those attending.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • Raheem D.

    I really enjoyed the movie. Abebe Biklia had an amazing Olympic career but the focus on how he dealt with the paralysis was inspiring.

    I wish I could have met with you all afterwards.

    I'll be there next time.

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I came in late hopefully can catch up with everyone after the movie
    Judonne

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had to cancel

    July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Might be a bit late , still coming though

    July 6, 2013

  • Jaconda W.

    I'm exhausted. I got back late from the Smithsonian and the heat drained me. Enjoy the movie.

    July 6, 2013

  • Pamela

    hi, can you email me at [masked]? thanks

    July 6, 2013

  • Jaconda W.

    I'm hoping to attend. I'll come if I get back from the Smithsonian Folk Festival in time. JW

    July 5, 2013

  • Pamela

    Hi, whats the cost

    July 5, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    Something came up on my schedule for tomorrow so I saw it last night instead. It was great. Hopefully the rest of the group will still be able to make it tomorrow. It may be fitting to hit an Ethiopian restaurant afterwards to discuss the movie and there are lots to choose from in that area.

    July 5, 2013

  • Anthony C

    Viewed July 3. Excellent

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    hey everyone, i'm most likely going to the screening on july 3rd becasue director/actor rasselas lakew will be there for select shows. mesage me if you want to come.

    June 28, 2013

  • Dunori V. P.

    Missed seeing this at last year's African film fest. Glad to get another opportunity to check it out.

    June 27, 2013

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