Free To Run
DIRECTOR: Pierre Morath TUESDAY FILM SERIES
Today, all anybody needs to run is the determination and a pair of the right shoes. But just fifty years ago, running was viewed almost exclusively as the domain of elite male athletes who competed on tracks. With insight and propulsive energy, director Pierre Morath traces running's rise to the 1960s, examining how the liberation movements and newfound sense of personal freedom that defined the era took the sport out of the stadiums and onto the streets, and how legends like Steve Prefontaine, Fred Lebow, and Kathrine Switzer redefined running as a populist phenomenon.
Uses interviews with enthusiasts and innovators ... to illustrate how freedom, equality and community fueled the democratization of an elite sport.Serena Donadoni, Village Voice
A brisk documentary about boom times for runners and the evolution of the New York City marathon.Frederic and Mary Ann Brussat, Spirituality and Practice