Boston – the first ever feature-length documentary film about the world’s most legendary running race, the Boston Marathon – will have a special one-week-only engagement April 12 through April 19, at the new Showplace ICON Theatre Seaport just steps from this year’s marathon Expo. Special Guests will be in attendance for Q&A at screenings throughout the week.
A benefit screening for the Martin Richard Foundation kicks off the one-week release. Open to the public, the benefit screening is Thursday, April 12 at 7:00pm.
“We are grateful for the generosity of the Showplace ICON in joining us in our continued support of the Martin Richard Foundation” said executive producer Tom Derderian.
Reserve tickets now and immerse yourself in the spirit of the Boston Marathon.
Thursday, April 12th at 7pm: Kick-Off Benefit Screening for Martin Richard Foundation.
Ticketing Link: http://bit.ly/MartinRichardFoundation
Friday, April 13 – Thursday, April 19th | 12pm 3:15pm 6:30pm 9:45pm
Ticketing Link: http://bit.ly/BostonAtICON
“The Boston Marathon is like no other event in the world, and to have its history captured through this type of exclusive documentary is extraordinary.” – Mayor Marty Walsh, The Boston Globe
“As someone says in the course of the film, ‘This is beyond running’. And it will leave you breathless.” – Joyce Kulhawik, WBUR
“A worthy tribute bound to illuminate and inspire.” – Variety
“I laughed. I cried. I was so proud.” – Shalane Flanagan, Olympic Silver Medalist
“Emotional and thrilling.” – Village Voice
ABOUT BOSTON, the documentary
BOSTON chronicles the story of the iconic race from its humble origins starting with only 15 runners to the present day. In addition to highlighting the event as the oldest annually contested marathon in the world, the film showcases many of the most important moments in more than a century of the race’s history. Evolving from being a working man’s challenge to welcoming foreign athletes and eventually women, Boston is the stage for many firsts and paved the way for the modern marathon and mass participatory sports. Rare and fascinating footage, interviews and behind the scenes stories will have you cheering from your seat.
Narrated by Academy Award® winner Matt Damon. Produced and directed by award winning filmmaker/marathoner Jon Dunham (Spirit of the Marathon I, II), produced by Academy Award® nominee Megan Williams, produced by Eleanor Bingham Miller, executive produced by Academy Award® nominee Frank Marshall (Back to the Future, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Sully), executive produced by historian author Tom Derderian, executive produced by David Williams. Original soundtrack composed by Jeff Beal (House of Cards, Blackfish, The Queen of Versailles) performed by members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.
ABOUT THE MARTIN RICHARD FOUNDATION
Founded in 2014, the Martin W. Richard Charitable Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) charitable foundation formed by the parents of eight-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed in the bombing at the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. In the days after his death, a photo of Martin holding a handmade poster that read “No more hurting people. Peace” was shared over the Internet. Martin’s view of peace went well beyond simply wanting to prevent violence. To Martin, peace meant togetherness, teamwork, fairness, sportsmanship, inclusion, and kindness. Martin’s Park (Boston Parks and Recreation Department) is adjacent to the Boston Children’s Museum and is currently under construction. It will be a universally accessible park and playground to honor Martin. This unique, public, outdoor space will ensure Martin’s legacy remains a vibrant and positive influence for future generations. Set to open in 2018, the park will provide value for children, families and visitors of all abilities in our city. The park is located across the street from the ShowPlace ICON Theatre.
ABOUT THE SHOWPLACE ICON THEATER
Founded in 1909 with a single storefront nickelodeon, Chicago-based Kerasotes ShowPlace Theatres introduced a “new era of moviegoing” with their ShowPlace ICON Theatres now managed by third generation family, Tony and Dean Kerasotes. All of the locations offer cutting-edge digital cinema projectors and sound, so audiences can be assured of a superior motion picture experience. The newly opened ShowPlace ICON at Boston Seaport is a cinema complex with 10 small-scale auditoriums plus a restaurant and lounge with far-reaching views of the city skyline.