SKID ROW MARATHON
(85 min) US
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Director: Mark Hayes
Producers: Gabriele Hayes, Doug Blush

Description:
A criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.'s skid row, where he trains a motley group of homeless people to run international marathons. When a criminal court judge starts a running club on LA’s notorious skid row and begins training a motley group of addicts and criminals to run marathons, lives begin to change. 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.

Biography:
Mark Hayes traveled extensively through East Germany during the period leading up to the fall of the Berlin Wall. During that time, he picked up his future wife (and producer Gabriele Hayes) hitchhiking. They were married but were not permitted to leave East Germany until the fall of the wall in 1989. Over the years, he has directed several documentaries related to the Cold War, which have aired on public television in the US, Europe and Australia. His recent projects include From Red State to Golden State, and One Germany, the Other Side of the Wall.

Gabriele Hayes produced the documentary film One Germany, The Other Side of the Wall in 2011. It examines the reunification of Germany after 20 years. It features interviews with the former President of Germany, political prisoners, Stasi (East German secret police) officers, rock musicians, and comedians. She has been running with the Skid Row Running Club since 2013.

Doug Blush is an award-winning producer, editor, and director whose credits include 2012 Academy Award Best Documentary nominee The Invisible War and the 2013 Academy Award Winner for Best Documentary 20 Feet from Stardom. Other documentary work includes Wordplay, Outrage, Freakonomics, The Amazing Shadows, Of Two Minds and the recent CNN feature film The Hunting Ground and Sundance 2016 Audience Award winner Jim: The James Foley Story on HBO.

Contact Information:
e: skidrowmarathon@gmail.com
w: http://skidrowmarathon.com/


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