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Boston: The documentary (BRISBANE)

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BOSTON MARATHON DOCUMENTARY TO RUN ‘DOWN UNDER’

Presented by Run Nation Film Festival, the first-ever feature-length documentary film about the world’s most storied running race - the Boston Marathon – is here ‘‘Down Under’’ Australia for a screen release in June 2018. This ticket is for the screening of 'directors cut' in Brisbane on June 22. Whether you are a fan of the sport, Boston marathon or an established filmmaker, this ticked all boxes.

The Australian cinematic release will be symbolic with BOSTON being showcased to Australian audiences in the country which featured prominently in the film, depicting scenes of 1986 Boston champion Robert de Castella, “Deek”, and the runners of his Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF)

The Australian screen tour of four capital cities – with the premiere to be held in Sydney, followed by Canberra, Melbourne and Brisbane – will link directly with Deek’s Foundation, with all profits going towards the charity. The IMF is a health promotion charity that uses running to celebrate Indigenous Australians’ resilience and achievement, and to create inspirational Indigenous leaders.

Presented by John Hancock and made in cooperation with the Boston Athletic Association, BOSTON is produced and directed by award-winning filmmaker/marathoner Jon Dunham (Spirit of the Marathon I & II) and produced by Academy Award® nominee Megan Williams, and Eleanor Bingham Miller, executive produced by Academy Award® nominee and Boston Marathon competitor Frank Marshall (Back to the Future, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Sully), Tom Derderian and David Williams. The film’s original soundtrack is by five-time Emmy® winner Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Blackfish) and was recorded by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

Narrated by Academy Award winner Matt Damon, BOSTON chronicles the story of the iconic race as it evolved from a working man’s challenge to welcoming foreign athletes and eventually women, becoming the stage for many firsts and in no small part paving the way for the modern marathon and mass participation sports. The film features many of running’s greatest champions including Shalane Flanagan, Meb Keflezighi, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter, Robert de Castella and Joan Benoit Samuelson.


Jon Dunham will present for the event and post-screening he will present a unique perspective to Australian audiences with an insightful personal presentation on the making of the film. Deek will also be present and it will provide insights of his Boston win, as well as hearing his runners from IMF. The event will be co-hosted by seasoned sports media personality and commentator Ian Eckersley and Run Nation Film Festival festival director, recreational running personality & major events specalist Keith ‘Buzz’ Hong


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