‘BOSTON’ Takes Fans Behind the Scenes and Into the Runners’ Shoes of the World-Famous Boston Marathon, in Cinemas for One Night
February 13, 2017
DENVER--(BUSINESS WIRE)--“ BOSTON: An American Running Story” tells a timeless tale of triumph over adversity for runners and non-runners alike, as it dives into the history and evolution of the world-famous Boston Marathon.
“BOSTON: An American Running Story” will be shown in movie theaters nationwide on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. local time, from Fathom Events and LA Roma Films. In addition to the documentary, audiences will also enjoy behind-the-scenes footage from the recording of the original BOSTON score, composed by four-time Emmy Award™-winner Jeff Beal (“House of Cards”) and performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall.
Tickets for “BOSTON: An American Running Story”can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 450 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
BOSTON is directed by award-winning filmmaker/marathoner Jon Dunham, well known for his Spirit of the Marathon documentaries, produced by Academy Award®-nominee Megan Williams, and executive produced by Academy Award-nominee Frank Marshall. This is the first feature-length documentary about the iconic Boston Marathon, known to runners worldwide as simply “Boston.” The documentary chronicles Boston’s celebrated history from its humble origins in 1897 with 15 runners, through 2014’s triumphant race. It showcases many of the most important moments in more than a century of race history and features many of the greatest marathoners ever to have run the course.
“'BOSTON: An American Running Story' focuses on why this race attracts all levels of runners from across the globe and how the city and its athletes come together to rise above adversity at every turn,” Fathom Events Vice President of Programming Kymberli Frueh said. “This documentary does an amazing job showcasing the evolution of this race and what it signifies for participants and followers.”
“The Boston Marathon is an iconic race, inspiring runners worldwide who reach for the pinnacle of their sport,” BOSTON Producer and Director Jon Dunham said.“I’m incredibly proud to have had the opportunity to capture the spirit of this event, to share some of the memorable and inspiring moments that make up the history of this race and for the opportunity to share this documentary with the world.”
To view a highlight clip of the film, please click here.
For artwork/photos related to “BOSTON: An American Running Story,” visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is recognized as the leading domestic distributor of event cinema with participating affiliate theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events such as live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, dance and theatre productions like the Bolshoi Ballet and National Theatre Live, sporting events like Copa America Centenario, concerts with artists like Michael Bublé, Rush and Mötley Crüe, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics film series and inspirational events such as To Joey With Love and Kirk Cameron’s Revive US. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes and offers unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 896 locations and 1,383 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About the Filmmakers – Jon Dunham and Megan Williams
Jon Dunham • Producer/Director • Cinematographer
Jon Dunham is an award-winning filmmaker and a 25-time marathon finisher. The fusion of both these passions is reflected in his Spirit of the Marathon films.
Premiering at the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival, Spirit of the Marathon won the coveted Audience Award. It was subsequently released in more than 400 cinemas across the United States, where it grossed over $1 Million in two days on its way to becoming one of the year’s most successful theatrically released documentary films. The critically acclaimed production, which has become a cult classic among runners, was followed by Spirit of the Marathon II in 2013. BOSTON is the filmmaker’s third and final film on the subject and marks the first time in the legendary race’s history that the complete story will be told in a feature-length film.
Megan Williams • Producer
Megan Williams is an Academy Award nominee and recipient of the duPont Columbia Journalism Award. Williams teamed with Dunham in 2002 to produce No Distance Too Far, an official selection of the International Documentary Association’s 6th Annual Documentary Film Showcase.
A former adjunct professor at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, she began her career in the 1970s as co-founder and partner of TVTV — an independent video collective known for its influential body of work.
About The Kennedy/Marshall Company
The Kennedy/Marshall Company Documentary Division, established by visionary producer Frank Marshall and lead by Ryan Suffern, has produced a host of documentaries, including two projects for ESPN Films’ critically acclaimed “30 for 30” series, and Transcend, a documentary about 2012 Boston Marathon winner Wesley Korir and his run for parliament in his home country of Kenya. Most recently, Suffern and Marshall collaborated on Finding Oscar, a feature-length documentary about the search for justice in the case of the Dos Erres massacre in Guatemala, which will be released in theaters in Spring of 2017. The film is a co-production with the USC Shoah Foundation and executive produced by Steven Spielberg.