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BOSTON MARATHON DOCUMENTARY TO RUN ‘DOWN UNDER’

Run Nation in partnership with Indigenous Marathon Foundation is proud to bring you the first-ever feature-length documentary film about the world's most storied running race - the Boston Marathon - for an Australian screen release in June 2018. This ticket is for general admission for the Melbourne screening.

BOSTON: The Documentary, narrated by Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon - is an extraordinary and emotional journey through the history of the Boston Marathon which cemented its place in the minds and hearts of people around the world after the tragic events of 2013 with the Boston bombing. It is the first-ever feature-length documentary film about the world’s oldest and most storied running race.

Come along and meet Australia’s greatest ever distance runner Rob de Castella and inspirational athletes from his Indigenous Marathon Foundation. Deek and IMF are featured in the movie, with Indigenous athletes caught up in the 2013 bombing.

All proceeds from the screen tour will go directly to Deek’s Indigenous Marathon Foundation.

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 “Deek”, and the runners of his Indigenous Marathon Foundation (IMF).

The Australian screen tour travels through four capital cities – with the premiere to be held in Sydney on June 19, 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.

The Australian screenings are presented by proud IMF Sponsors QANTAS and ASICS

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); narrated by Oscar-winning actor Matt Damon; 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.

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 Robert de Castella, Shalane Flanagan, Meb Keflezighi, Bill Rodgers, Frank Shorter and Joan Benoit Samuelson.

The film’s Executive Producer and the world’s foremost expert on the Boston Marathon, author, marathoner and coach Tom Derderian, will now travel to Australia for the four screenings and will be in-cinema for a special pre-film Q & A about the making of the movie.**

Mr Derderian is the renowned Boston Marathon historian, a Boston Marathon competitor, Head Coach of the Greater Boston Track Club and the author of the definitive event history “Boston Marathon”. (Skyhorse Publishing, 2017).

** Due to film production commitments, director Jon Dunham is now unavailable for the Australian tour

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