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HomeMovie Nights


In 2018 we began our SFRRC movie nights with private screenings of movies designed to inspire our members and bring a little relaxation and joy in the process. The evenings were good fun and we surely left with a little spring in the step to run a bit more, get in a little better shape, or even "ask ourselves if we could give a little more" in preparation for or at the end of our next race. At each of our movie nights, we'll have pizza and drinks for all. Seating is limited to 35 people. They fill-up right away, so please RSVP as soon as you know you will be able attend.

We publish upcoming movies as soon as we have them scheduled.

Our sincere thanks to Alejandra Cadena (2019 Boston Marathon Race Captain & previous Club Ambassador) for organizing the evenings!

    Second 2019 "Running Movie" Screening - Sunday, June 16th

Join us for the second of our 2019 running movie nights at a private screening of "The Barkley Marathons" on Sunday, June 16th. Afternoon Matinee: our gathering begins at 3:30 pm & the 1-hour 29-minute movie begins at 4 pm.

A famous prison escape sparks the idea for a cult-like race that has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years. This award-winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary reveals the sports world’s most guarded secret.

SYNOPSIS: Every year, 40 international runners descend upon a small town in Tennessee to test their mental and physical limits against the Barkley Marathons. Devised as a mockery of James Earl Ray’s historic prison escape gone awry, the race has seen only 10 finishers in its first 25 years. The race’s co-founder Lazarus Lake is as weird, unpredictable, and irresistible a character as the idiosyncratic event he has created.

With a secret application process, unknown start time, and treacherous terrain, the Barkley has gained cult-like status with ultra-runners and amateurs alike. This award-winning, oddly inspiring, and wildly funny documentary invites you to the sports world’s most guarded secret; where pain has value, failure is spectacular, and it only costs $1.60 to enter.

    Opening 2019 Screening - Sunday, March 10th 

Transcend is a film about a runner that ends up being about so much more: faith, service, and courage. I was riveted.” (Malcolm Gladwell, best selling author)

Produced by Kennedy/Marshall (The Bourne Identity, Seabiscuit and The Armstrong Lie) the filmmakers follow Wesley Korir on his spiritual and life-changing quest after winning the world’s most prestigious marathon in Boston. He risks it all and returns home to help his fellow Kenyans create better lives for themselves. In what proves to be the most challenging race of his career, Wesley takes on a well-financed, big-party candidate to run for a seat in Kenyan parliament, attempting to balance the frenzy of campaigning with the demands of marathon training.

Transcend is the story of the elusive spiritual energy that is somehow forged in the intense rigor of long-distance running, an energy Wesley Korir is using to transform the nation that has done more than any other to change the face of the marathon.

The film has been lauded by veteran runners, commentators and professional athletes alike for capturing the true spirit of long distance running:

  • In every marathon I have covered, we’ve tried to explain the Kenyans. This film nails it,“ says Al Trautwig, the NBC, MSG Sports Commentator.
  • “A moving and enlightening look at a rare individual. . . It will be people like Wesley who set the pace for a brighter Kenyan future” (Toni Reavis – Veteran broadcaster, and Running Times columnist)


    2018 "Movie Night" screenings: 
 "BOSTON - The Documentary" (released in 2017) -- the first feature-length documentary film about the world's most legendary running race - the Boston Marathon. 

 "Spirit of the Marathon" -- the first feature-length documentary film to capture the essence, drama, unique spectacle of the famed 26.2-mile race. It features/follows five runners - three amateurs and two elites - as they train for and race the Chicago Marathon.  

Los Angeles Times said “Even if you’ve never run for anything but a bus, you’ll… get swept up in this movie’s inspiring journey!”

"Spirit of the Marathon II" --  it features/follows seven runners on a journey to a race that will change their lives forever... the Rome Marathon.

Running Times called it “Spirit of the Marathon II the best running movie ever made!” 

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