This Thursday, July 31, is the nationwide showing of Dean Karnazes' 50 Marathons movie. If you don't already know, it chronicles his experience a few years ago running a marathon in each of the fifty states in 50 days. The website gives the locations of all the showings and links to buy advance tickets. It looks like most states have at least one site and some may have two.
I'm really excited about this movie, even though nobody's giving me a free copy of the book or anything to promote it. I loved Dean's first book, Ultramarathon Man, and will actually buy a copy when this one comes out (that is if no free copy is forthcoming—and why would it be?) But of course the movie should be even better, being live action and all.
I hope the movie gets a good turnout. I was so disappointed when I went to the second showing of Spirit of the Marathon and the movie theatre was empty. Although there was a decent turnout for the first showing. People just don't know what they are missing! (I must admit, though, that I am not too good about documentaries in general either—I have yet to watch An Inconvenient Truth, even though I have the DVD.)
So tomorrow I am taking myself all the way to Seattle to the only viewing site in western Washington. I kinda don't think it's going to inspire me to run a bunch of marathons consecutively, but it should be a lot of fun. And educational, too, geographically speaking!