Thursday, March 23, 2017

Happy Birthday, Sir Roger Bannister

Our good friend Sir Roger Bannister celebrates his 88th birthday today, making this a perfect time to watch (or rewatch!) our film, “Bannister: Everest on the Track.”

The documentary details not only how Roger Bannister became the first to break 4:00 for the mile, but how his doing so inspired a world still struggling to emerge from World War II. Nike founder Phil Knight and IAAF president Sebastian Coe are among those in the film who describe how Bannister’s landmark accomplishment shaped their lives. You’ll also hear from world-class athletes such as Steve Cram, Tim Hutchings, Chris Chataway, Dave Moorcroft, Craig Masback and, of course, Sir Roger Bannister himself.

Indiewire named “Bannister: Everest on the Track” one of the best sports documentaries ever made, putting it in such company as “Hoop Dreams,” “When We Were Kings” and “The Endless Summer.”

Learn more about the film here, and order it here or here.

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One Response to “Happy Birthday, Sir Roger Bannister”

  1. Happy Birthday to a truly phenomenal world hero. I’m waiting for the 90th! Steve T, USA