Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Movie Tonight?

Short notice, but if you like running and you don't have plans tonight, see if the Boston movie is showing near you!  It's in theaters for tonight only.  I'm going with a group of about 20 running friends and am so excited.  To add to the excitement, our office lets us buy a one-day jeans pass in exchange for a $100 contribution to a particular charity, and I bought one for today (since taxes and deductions are on my mind anyway!).  This way I get to wear jeans at the office today (which seriously feels like a huge treat), along with my Boston t-shirt!  And I'm hoping it will be super air-conditioned in the theater so I can wear my jacket too!  Haha.

Anyway, if you're interested in the movie, here's the blurb from AMC's website:

BOSTON: An American Running Story

2 hr 20 min

Fathom Events, in partnership with Runner’s World, bring the first ever feature-length documentary about the world’s most legendary running race, the Boston Marathon, to select cinemas nationwide on Wednesday, April 19 only. BOSTON: An American Running Story tells the story of the oldest annually contested marathon in the world from its humble origins starting with only 15 runners to the present day. Following the tragic events of 2013, BOSTON records the preparations and eventual running of the 118th Boston Marathon one year later, when runners and community gather in support of one another for what will be the most meaningful race of all. BOSTON is more than a running documentary, it is a timeless story about triumph over adversity for runner and non-runner alike. This special one-night event will also feature footage of the Boston Symphony Orchestra recording an original score composed by 4X Emmy Award®-winner Jeff Beal (House of Cards).


  1. Cool - nothing close to us (not driving 1.5 hours each way for a movie), sadly.

    Funny thing on 'pay for jeans' - the division I am working for a project in right now (I am in corporate engineering) is trying to do something similar ... but it is a mess since (a) every division is represented at headquarters (but not participating in the 'pay for jeans' thing) and (b) you just don't do this in a manufacturing plant. Glad yours is working and having the correct effect - money for charity, jeans for people.

    1. Yeah, it works well in an office with a dress code!

  2. I loved it. I laughed and cried. What did you think?

    1. Exactly the same -- laughter and tears, plus mid-movie applause (for Meb). Can't remember the last time that has happened! Glad you got to see it!