I'm not sure what the long term distribution plan for the movie is, but the one night premiere they have planned is a pretty awesome idea. I'm all about big gatherings that celebrate what we love, be it virtual or in real time. This one's a bit of both - like minded people gathering together in locations across the country to see the film, all more or less at the same time.
The goal of premiere night? Well, according to Anna in one of her messages:
Our goal is for the event to inspire runners all around the country, uniting the running community for one big night, and hopefully make some new friends along the way. And even for non-runners, the stories are universal... funny, moving and inspirational. If you've ever wanted to explain why you choose to run, this is a great opportunity to share your story! We can't wait for people to see this film.And I can't wait to see it either. First off, because I think it's going to be awesome. Check out the film's synopsis from the website:
Secondly, I want to see it because I was lucky enough to find my way on one of the teams for this years race and I want to see what I've gotten myself into.
HOOD TO COAST follows four unlikely teams on their epic journey to conquer the world's largest relay race. The film captures the love, dedication, and insanity of the every day runner as well as the excitement, pain, and humor of the unprepared first timer. Their stories are reminders that no matter who you are, you can push yourself beyond where you thought your limits were.
Each year 1,000 teams (12,000 runners) in 2,000 vans cover 197 grueling miles as a relay, putting themselves through an arduous physical journey that as an individual would be impossible.
Some run to test their personal limits, some to overcome personal obstacles, and others leap in blindly looking for a way to shake up a complacent life. As we follow four teams from their preparations through the big day, we realize that winning isn't everything in a film that takes a celebratory look at personal motivation and attempting the extraordinary.
Click here to see if it's playing at a theater near you. And if someone from the blogosphere lives near by, invite them out to see it with you. So for Craig, that means you and I have to head over to Bella Terra next Tuesday.