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Senna movie: Exclusive JA on F1 screening date announced

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Senna movie: Exclusive JA on F1 screening date announced
Mar 14, 2011, 5:25 PM

The long awaited JA on F1 screening of the award winning F1 documentary film Senna will take place on Tuesday 3rd May at 6pm, at the Curzon Mayfair...

The long awaited JA on F1 screening of the award winning F1 documentary film Senna will take place on Tuesday 3rd May at 6pm, at the Curzon Mayfair in London.

It will be a special preview screening for fans of this outstanding film, which has won over audiences in Japan, Brazil, USA and Italy. It's very rare for fans to be given an opportunity to see the film in advance of the premiere.

Keep an eye on this site over the next few days as the tickets will go on sale shortly. Proceeds from ticket sales will go to the Grand Prix Mechanics Trust.

The event is being held in association with TAG Heuer. It is set to be a treat for fans; some of Senna's mechanics, engineers and closest paddock friends will be there as will some well known faces from F1 past and present.

The film tells the story of Senna's arrival in F1 in 1984 and shows the arc of his career to the very pinnacle of the sport through to his death ten years later.

Like Muhammad Ali and a handful of other sportsmen in history, Senna transcended his sport and this film reflects that.

It is also a technical triumph for the film makers as it uses documentary footage and audio in a new and innovative way.

At times tragic, amusing, visceral and poignant it is a wonderful tribute to the man and to the sport of Formula 1, with all its good and bad sides.

I'm delighted that the film's director Asif Kapadia and its writer Manish Pandey have agreed to attend and to take part in a Q&A on stage with me after the screening.

"I've been acutely aware of British fans having to wait so long to see our film," said Pandey. "But I am so proud that the film is finally coming home.

"Neither the Senna family nor Bernie Ecclestone have ever sanctioned such a project for the cinema before and we have made the film with unprecedented access to FOM and the family archive."

The film will go on general release in the UK on June 3rd and although no final numbers have been set it looks like it will get a wide release, with plenty of cinemas up and down the country.

Other release dates are: Germany May 12th, Spain May 20th, France May 25th.

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