Coming to theatres for one-night only via Fathom Events tonight, Friday, October 11:
SKID ROW MARATHON
Santa Barbara 2017
Los Angeles, Palm Springs, Big Sky Doc, Napa Valley, Salem, Ashland, Woods Hole, Heartland, Boulder
A Los Angeles superior court judge begins a running club to help motivate marginalized people on Skid Row.
After visiting Skid Row’s Midnight Mission, Judge Craig Mitchell organizes a running club, believing the regular routine and physical benefits would leave a bigger impact on the lives of those who participate, the homeless, formerly incarcerated, and people struggling with addiction. As further motivation, he promises a free trip to an international marathon for those who stick it out and stay clean. Aiming for inspiring territory, and generally achieving the goal, director Mark Hayes follows Mitchell and profiles several of the runners, who demonstrate what the activity means to them – though not without some serious setbacks.