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Skid Row Marathon
BUY TICKETS 8pm Wednesday 9 May
DIRECTOR Mark Hayes
An uplifting documentary about a running club for homeless people from Los Angeles’ Skid Row led by a Californian judge and the transformative powers of running.
This uplifting and inspiring story follows Californian judge Craig Mitchell who coaches a running club from the Midnight Mission on Los Angeles’ Skid Row. The participants train for a marathon, finding that the redemptive power of running and the camaraderie of the group give them the strength to lift themselves out of homelessness, addiction or the problems of life after prison. An engaging and thought-provoking documentary. Preceded by a short film exploring the transformative powers of running including interviews with Olympic gold medallist Jo Pavey, the BBC sports reporter Vassos Alexander and the CEO of parkrun.
(2017 USA / Ghana / Italy 98 mins)
BBFC advice: Contains infrequent strong language
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