JOIN RUN WITH US PASADENA FOR A ONE NIGHT SCREENING OF BOSTON AT THE
ALHAMBRA EDWARDS RENAISSANCE STADIUM THEATER
BOSTON is more than a running film. It is a timeless story about triumph over adversity for runner and non-runner alike.
It is the first ever feature-length documentary film about the world’s most legendary running race – the Boston Marathon. The film chronicles the story of the iconic race from its humble origins with only 15 runners to the present day and its thousands of annual participants. In addition to highlighting the event as the oldest annually contested marathon in the world, the film showcases many of the most important moments in more than a century of the race’s history. The Boston Marathon evolved from a working man’s challenge into a world-class event, welcoming foreign athletes and eventually women. The Boston Marathon became the stage for many firsts and in no small part, the event that paved the way for the modern marathon and mass participatory sports.
Following the tragic events of 2013, BOSTON showcases the preparations for and eventual running of the 118th Boston Marathon one year later, when runners and community gather together once again for what will be the most meaningful race of all. The production was granted exclusive documentary rights from the Boston Athletic Association to produce the film and to use the BAA’s extensive archive of video, photos and memorabilia.
The film was directed by award-winning filmmaker Jon Dunham, whose work you may know from his two previous Spirit of the Marathon films. BOSTON is his most important film project yet, and the masterfully done film is narrated by none other than Boston native and Academy Award winner Matt Damon, with music performed by the legendary Boston Symphony Orchestra.
This film is not to be missed! Please let your membership know about the event as soon as possible, and suggest, perhaps, a club meetup at the show that night. You can locate the nearest theater and pre-purchase tickets by going to www.fathomevents.com/
You can view the trailer for the film here: https://vimeo.com/