Full-Length Documentary About the Boston Marathon Hits Hundreds of U.S. Movie Screens April 19
BOSTON - "BOSTON, An American Running Story", the first-ever documentary about the Boston Marathon, will be shown in more than 450 movie theaters across the U.S. on April 19 only, at 7:30 p.m. local time, two days after the iconic event finishes in Boston for the 121st consecutive year. Directed and produced by award-winning filmmaker/marathoner Jon Dunham and produced by Academy Award®-nominee Megan Williams, BOSTON chronicles the world’s greatest marathon from its early years in the 1890s through 2014 and features rarely-seen imagery, interviews with those who’ve played key roles in race history, and brings viewers through the preparations for the 2014 event.
Tickets for the April 19 cinema event will go on sale starting Friday, February 10, at www.FathomEvents.com. To purchase tickets, visitors to the webpage will be able to input their zip code to find their nearest movie theater. Dates and locations for international screenings have not yet been announced.
Dunham and Williams were granted exclusive documentary rights from the Boston Athletic Association to produce the documentary and to use the Association’s extensive archive of video, photos, and memorabilia.
“This has been an incredibly special documentary to make,” said Dunham. “I am honored to have been entrusted with telling this epic story. We look forward to sharing BOSTON with the world.”
Well known for his Spirit of the Marathon documentaries, Jon Dunham teamed up with Williams and executive producer and Academy Award-nominee Frank Marshall to produce BOSTON. The historic documentary is presented by John Hancock Financial in association with The Kennedy/Marshall Company. It chronicles the celebrated history of the Boston Marathon with perspectives from the greatest marathoners ever from its origins in 1897 through 2014’s triumphant race.
“In choosing a filmmaker for the first-ever documentary of the Boston Marathon, we wanted to be sure the spirit of the event, and some of its most historic, memorable, and inspiring moments, would be shown in a meaningful and accurate way,” said B.A.A. Chief Executive Officer Tom Grilk. “We’re very pleased with the thorough work Jon and Megan have put forth and we’re excited to see the finished product.”