The Frida Cinema

Orange County's Year-Round Film Festival

Skid Row Marathon + Q&A: Benefiting National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) OC
Directed by
Mark Hayes, Gabriele Hayes, Doug Blush
85
minutes

Join us for a special screening of award-winning documentary Skid Row Marathon, benefiting National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Orange County!

Over a period of four years, Superior Court Judge Craig Mitchell started a running club on L.A.’s infamous Skid Row. If club members stay clean, off the streets, and out of jail, the Judge will take them around the world to run marathons. Skid Row Marathon follows four runners as they rise from the mean streets of LA to run marathons around the world, fighting the pull of homelessness and addiction at every turn. Their story is one of hope, friendship, and dignity. Not everyone crosses the finish line — yet second chances do exist.

Writer, producer, and Rolling Stones contributing editor David Wild says: “Skid Row Marathon is one of the most inspiring and ultimately uplifting movies that I have ever seen. It’s a true story that needs to be seen about the most important marathon of all—life.”

Q&A with the filmmakers after the screening!

100% Rotten Tomato rating!

Parking Garage behind the theater is FREE on Sundays.

Proceeds from this event will benefit National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) Orange County, CA.  Learn more about this organization and their extraordinary work at www.namioc.org.

$7.  Click here for advance tickets!  Frida Cinema comp passes and Member Discounts not valid for this special Community Fundraiser Screening.


“One of the most inspiring and ultimately uplifting movies that I have ever seen. It’s a true story that needs to be seen about the most important marathon of all—life.” – David Wild, Rolling Stone

“An uplifting experience that doesn’t allow sport and competition to overshadow the stories of the runners’ lives. Rating: 9/10” – Paul Parcellin, Film Threat