Brittany Runs a Marathon

2019 | USA | R | 103 min.


State Theatre Tue, Jul 30, 2019 6:00 PM
City Opera House Tue, Jul 30, 2019 7:30 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Runtime:103 min.
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Paul Downs Colaizzo
Produced by:Matthew Plouffe
Screenwriter:Paul Downs Colaizzo
Cinematography:Seamus Tierney
Editing By:Casey Brooks
Music By:Duncan Thum
Cast:Jillian Bell
Jennifer Dundas
Patch Darragh
Alice Lee


OPENING NIGHT! It’s rare for a movie to be described as smart and edgy as well as genuine, feel-good, and inspirational, yet somehow this hilarious and heartfelt debut film by award winning playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo checks all those boxes and more. The long-overdue-for-star-status Jillian Bell (Workaholics) is the witty Brittany, a twenty-seven-year-old with a job that barely pays the rent and a New York party girl lifestyle that’s starting to take its toll. When she sees a doctor to help with her “focus,” she instead gets a wake up call about the damage she’s doing to her body. Determined to get in shape she starts to run the city streets literally one block at a time. It sucks, of course, but along the way she finds friendship with unlikely new running partners, who set their sights on running the 26.2 mile NYC Marathon, and begins to realize it may be more than just weight that’s dragging her down. Winner of the Audience Award at Sundance, this honest and affectionate comedy follows an unexpected path that will make you laugh, cry, and want to stand up and cheer. Tickets $50 for 6 pm Gala with guests appearances, $25 for additional screenings.