Story of Compassion Extended by a Los Angeles Judge Becomes an Audience Favorite at Film Festivals Around the World
DENVER, Oct. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of a successful festival run, the acclaimed documentary "Skid Row Marathon" will debut nationwide for a one-day event on October 14 at 7:00 p.m. local time via Fathom participating theaters. The film follows Los Angeles criminal court judge Craig Mitchell who starts a running club on LA's notorious Skid Row and begins training ex-criminals and people recovering from homelessness and addiction to run marathons as they fight to transform their lives.
"Running is a mechanism for the participants to build relationships," said Mitchell. "Everybody is welcome. We affirm. We listen. We support."
Mitchell started the running club in 2012 as a way to help the homeless problem in Los Angeles as a complement to The Midnight Mission shelter's programs. Now, the twice-weekly run includes upwards of 75 people, ranging from the homeless to recovering addicts, lawyers, social workers, students and off-duty LAPD officers. Mitchell and club members have run marathons in Ghana, Rome, Vietnam and Jerusalem.
"Skid Row Marathon," which tells a story of hope, friendship and dignity, has won 23 festival awards around the world. Filmmaker Mark Hayes believes the positive message of compassion and kindness, and one man's attempt to do his part to help end the epidemic of homelessness, is what audiences are responding to.
"Los Angeles County has over 59,000 homeless people which represents the largest concentration of homeless in America," stated Hayes. "Our hope is that the powerful stories of Judge Mitchell and the members of the Skid Row Running Club we follow in the film will empower people across the nation to become part of the conversation and the eventual eradication of homelessness."
Tickets for "Skid Row Marathon" can be purchased at www.FathomEvents.com and participating theater box offices. A complete list of theaters is available at the Fathom Events website.
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