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Film Falmouth: Skid Row Marathon

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Please join us for our 2nd annual fundraiser screening to benefit the Falmouth Service Center and the Woods Hole Film Festival.

This year we present the documentary SKID ROW MARATHON at Falmouth Academy's Simon Center for the Arts, Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m.

Los Angeles District Court Judge Craig Mitchell sees people at some of the worst stages of their lives in his courtroom. One of the defendants whom Judge Mitchell sentenced to prison approached him after his release and asked the Judge to visit him at the Midnight Mission homeless shelter where he was living. The Judge agreed and after the visit decided to start a running club, despite the fact that he suffers from a painful spinal condition and had been to by his doctors to stop running.

Ignoring their advice, he thought that if he could get a few of the men and women into shape and run marathons, the benefits of running would cross over into their personal lives. He promises a free trip to run in an international marathon to those who stick with the program and stay clean. The running club gives him a chance to change the world in a way that he can’t in his own courtroom. He also comes to realize that he needs the club too and the balance it provides in his own life.

SKID ROW MARATHON follows four runners as they rise from the mean streets of LA to run marathons around the world, fighting the pull of homelessness and addiction at every turn. Their story is one of hope, friendship and dignity.

Skid Row Marathon – A Feature Documentary Film by Mark and Gabriele Hayes, 2017, USA, Ghana, Italy, 85 mins.

Tickets are $25 (general admission) and $10 for students and veterans. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. There is plenty of parking at Falmouth Academy.

Sponsored in part by the Falmouth Road Race.