The Mountain Runners

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Showings

Pickford Film Center Wed, Dec 19, 2012 6:30 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and restrooms, and encouraged in the theaters.
Pickford Film Center Thu, May 23, 2013 6:30 PM
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Pickford Film Center Thu, May 22, 2014 6:30 PM
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Pickford Film Center Sun, May 24, 2015 6:00 PM
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Pickford Film Center Wed, May 25, 2016 6:30 PM
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Pickford Film Center Tue, May 23, 2017 6:30 PM
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Pickford Film Center Tue, May 22, 2018 6:30 PM
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Pickford Film Center Mon, May 20, 2019 5:45 PM
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Pickford Film Center Thu, May 26 7:30 PM
Masks are required in the lobby and restrooms, and encouraged in the theaters.
Film Info
Rating:NR
Reason for rating:_
Official Site:http://www.themountainrunners.com/
Trailer:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E0VEpvdSj2w
Country of Origin:USA
Language:English
Genre:Documentary

Description

The Mountain Runners is the story of America's first mountain endurance/adventure foot race, which took place in Bellingham, Washington. First run in 1911, the grueling 28 to 32 mile race to the glacial summit of Mount Baker and back utilized steam trains and modified model T autos and lasted only three years due to its intrepid dangers. Told in a docudrama style, the film incorporates never before released historic images,  archival film, visual effects, and recreated dramatizations starring WILLIAM B. DAVIS (X-Files, Smoking man.) The film is narrated by KEVIN TIGHE (LOST, Emergency, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape) and is well supported by a cast of Cascadian historians, descendants of race participants and a group of world-renowned experts in their field. Interviews with multiple contemporary world-champion athletes including: alpine speed-climbers and climbing author, Steve House and Chad Kellogg; ultrarunners Krissy Moehl, Scott Jurek, and Doug McKeever; and Second Wind author Cami Ostman, reveal a look back at the accomplishments of their endurance-athlete predecessors with astonishment.