DIEGO MARADONA - EVENT SCREENING   130 mins

  • DIEGO MARADONA - EVENT SCREENING
  • DIEGO MARADONA - EVENT SCREENING
  • DIEGO MARADONA - EVENT SCREENING
  • DIEGO MARADONA - EVENT SCREENING

Time to get out your favourite soccer gear and head down to Luna Leederville on Sunday 21 July for the Diego Maradona screening event that will have you in a frenzy! From  4.15pm you can enjoy table soccer inside the cinema,  Latino beats from Cool Perth nights, Argentinian finger food from El Asador*, Siena's pizza*, and $5 beer purchased from our pop-bar. (* while stock last) Film starts 4.45pm

Academy Award-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia (Amy, Senna) tackles the controversial and divisive soccer megastar Diego Maradona in this outstanding Cannes-selected documentary.

Kapadia's film begins with Maradona's move to Italy in 1984. After being shunned by Europe's star teams, the charismatic Argentine had been signed by down-at-heel SSC Napoli. The southern city, impoverished and in the vice-like grip of the Camorra, was fighting relegation.

Maradona led them to their first-ever title; it was the stuff of dreams, and the stocky captain became the people's hero in a town wildly fanatical about soccer and their city. His image was everywhere, even pictured in the arms of God!

But there was a price to pay for this rampant adulation, and the fast-living Maradona's fall from grace was brutal. Not just a film about a soccer hero, or even the game itself, Kapadia's accomplished documentary ( from over 500 hours of never-before-seen footage from Maradona’s personal archive with the full support of the man himself.) reveals both halves of this magnetic figure: Diego, the talented boy from a Buenos Aires slum; and Maradona, the epic hero brought low by his own hubris and folly. In Spanish and English with English subtitles)

'Asif Kapadia's doc is  a surprisingly  emotional ride...' - Time Out

"Asif Kapadia...captures all the euphoria and catastrophe in a gripping documentary about the 'hand of God" megastar.' - The Guardian

ADVANCE SCREENIINGSfRI 19 JULY TO SUN  21 JULY @ LUNA LEEDERVILLE +  LUNA ON SX

SEASON STARTS FROM  JULY 25 @ LUNA LEEDERVILLE +  LUNA ON SX

Screening: Sun 21 Jul

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Sunday, 21 July
4:45PM 

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