FILM: Boston: The Documentary

Showtimes: Wednesday, April 10
7:30pm
$12 public | $10 members

This special screening will be followed by a Q&A with Walter Dunbar and Director Jon Dunham

BOSTON is the first ever feature-length documentary film about the world’s most legendary run-ning 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. 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 Association’s extensive archive of video, photos and memorabilia.

Boston is presented by John Hancock Financial, in association with the Kennedy/Marshall Com-pany. The film is directed by award winning filmmaker Jon Dunham, well known for his Spirit of the Marathon films, and produced by Academy Award-nominee Megan Williams and Eleanor Bingham Miller. Executive produced by Academy Award-nominee Frank Marshall. The score is composed by Emmy Award-winner Jeff Beal and recorded by the Boston Symphony Orchestra. The film is nar-rated by Academy Award-winner Matt Damon.

Rating: not rated
Director: 
John Dunham
Starring: Matt Damon, Robert de Castella, Manzie Jones
Release Date: 4/19/2017
Runtime: 114 mins
Format: Digital Cinema Package DCP