Brittany Runs A Marathon
Reclaim The Frame
Thu 24 Oct 2019
£7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*
Dir. Paul Downs Colaizzo
2019 | 103 mins | USA
Brittany Forgler is a funny, likeable, 27-year-old hot mess of a New Yorker whose trashy nightclub adventures and early-morning walks of shame make her late for work every day. But when she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctors office in an attempt to score Adderall, Brittany gets handed a series of diagnoses insteadelevated heart rate, high blood pressure the list goes on. Suddenly forced to get a grip, Brittany laces up her Converse sneakers and runs one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. Soon she runs a mile. Brittany finally has directionbut is she on the right path?
Award-winning playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo makes his directorial debut with this bright, brisk comedy, with Jillian Bell leading an irresistible cast that infuses Brittanys story with heart and soul. Brittany Runs A Marathon is a film as entertaining as it is inspirational, the tale of how a woman known for being the life of the party finds real friendsand a real lifeby taking control of her herself, one city block at a time.
Birds’ Eye View’s director-at-large Mia Bays will be joined by Professor Fiona Handyside, senior lecturer in Film at the University of Exeter plus other guests (tbc) for a post screening A&Q.
After the screening there will be a poetry workshop on the power of running led by award-winning poet and Virgin sponsored marathon runner, Be Manzini.
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