MDFF: Skidrow Marathon


Featuring a Q&A with director!

Premiere Status: Australian Premiere. Previous Festivals: Traverse City Film Festival

When a criminal court judge starts a running club on LA’s notorious skid row and begins training a motley group of addicts and criminals to run marathons, lives begin to change.

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.

Plus short films:

Director: John Haley
Runtime: 17 mins 21 secs
Premiere Status: Australian Premiere

When your family rejects you, where do you sleep? How do you survive? For the estimated 40% of homeless youth in America who identify as LGBTQ, embracing their true identity often meant that they must also struggle to live on the streets. Jason and Luis, two young gay men in Chicago, face this reality head on.

Director: Tyler A. Chase
Runtime: 8 mins
Premiere Status: Australian Premiere

SWEET SOUL IN EXILE is an odic encapsulation of the eviction of prominent sculptor, Deborah Masters, from her loft of twenty years at 475 Kent Avenue, Brooklyn NY.

Legend Deluxe: In-Cinema dining session.
Event: Special event screening, complimentary & discount tickets do not apply
CC & AD: Closed captions or audio description available for individual use for this session, captions DO NOT appear on-screen.

Session times for the new cinema week, commencing each Thursday, will be released the Tuesday afternoon prior

Rating E
Genre Documentary
Running Time 121
D PDF sessions Closed Caption GIFT CARDS hAPPY hOUR NT Live Met Opera