BOSTON, April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, Bostonians and visitors from around the world will be treated to a sneak peek of BOSTON, the first-ever documentary film about the legendary Boston Marathon, during race week activities.
A new 60-second spot will debut in venues throughout the city, including Fenway Park, the John Hancock Sports and Fitness Expo, the finish line area, and John Hancock and Boston Athletic Association (B.A.A.) race week events. The spot includes historic moments throughout the 120-year history of the iconic race.
Directed by award winning filmmaker Jon Dunham, well known for his Spirit of the Marathon films, and produced by Academy Award nominee Megan Williams, the film records the celebrated history of the Boston Marathon, from its origins in 1897 through the present day.
The filmmakers have spent the last three years recording interviews with champions and amateur runners from around the world, as well as the stories of members of the Boston Marathon communities.
"BOSTON is the true story of the Boston Marathon," said Dunham. "This is more than a film; it will serve as an inspirational record of this iconic event to be enjoyed for generations."
Presented by John Hancock, the documentary is slated to premiere at next year's race. The documentary will mark the first time that this remarkable story will be told on film, and it is the exclusive feature length documentary endorsed and supported by the BAA. Dunham and Williams were granted exclusive documentary rights from the Boston Athletic Association to produce the film and to use the Association's extensive archive of video, photos and memorabilia.
Please click link to view trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWAqAdRqLms
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