Skid Row Marathon

2017 | USA, Ghana, Italy | NR | 85 min.


The Kubrick at Central Grade School Sat, Jul 28, 2018 3:00 PM
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Film Info
Section:Friends Screening
Release Year:2017
Runtime:85 min.
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Mark Hayes
Produced by:Douglas Blush
Gabriele Hayes
Screenwriter:Tchavdar Georgiev
Mark Hayes
Cinematography:Mark Hayes
James Stolz
Editing By:Benjamin Dohrmann
Tchavdar Georgiev


Judge Craig Mitchell is the definition of inspirational. By day he presides over a criminal court for Los Angeles County, but by early morning (like 4 am early)—he trades his judicial garb for tennis shoes and running shorts as he jogs the darkened streets of L.A. among the people who call Skid Row home. He's not running alone, however, because each morning he is joined by a group of addicts, ex-cons, and criminals as they all train to run marathons. Skid Row Marathon follows the individual stories of four runners as they fight against poverty and addiction to run marathons around the world. This film is about more than just running marathons, though, it’s about the comradeship of a group of people who receive a second chance. Ultimately, it’s a tear-inducing, hopeful, and illuminating film that asks its audience to look at the world from a different angle.