CITY Screen, York, will show Daniel Gordon's documentary account of the fateful Olympic tussle between Mary Decker and Zola Budd, The Fall, for one night only on July 28 at 6.20pm.

Gordon, Emmy-nominated director of Hillsborough, and John Battsek, Academy Award-winning executive producer of One Day In September, unite with Sky Atlantic to tell the story of a South African barefoot runner, an American track-and-field prodigy and the events behind one of the most memorable moments in sporting history at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games.

The film charts two journeys, one from rural South Africa under apartheid, the other from the rolling hills of Southern California, to the starting line of the Women’s 3,000 Metres Final. It uncovers a tale of betrayal and exploitation, of the blurred lines between politics, media and sport, and of the dedication and sacrifice required to compete at the highest level. The story split governments and divided nations, but at its heart lies a tale of two young women who, despite the turmoil in their lives, only wanted to run.

Dave Taylor, City Screen's marketing manager, says: "It's a tale of two athletes who sought to compete at the highest level of their sport, but became embroiled in the politics of their nations without ever wanting that attention."

Tickets can be booked on 0871 902 5726 or at