Running the Sahara Premiere coming to Cleveland

Just passing along info about the Cleveland Premiere of Running the Sahara on February 18th at 7 pm. Details in flyer form and via text below. I am planning to go and hope to see some other locals there!

NEHST Studios is hosting a special premiere screening of the film "Running the Sahara" in Cleveland. "Running the Sahara" is a documentary narrated and produced by Oscar winner Matt Damon, directed by Oscar winner James Moll, and featuring music by Grammy winner Wyclef Jean. "Running the Sahara" follows three ultra-marathoners on their 111-day, 4,300-mile attempt to run across Africa's Sahara Desert. A special one-night benefit premiere of this feature documentary will take place at the Tower City Cinemas in Cleveland on Wednesday, February 18 at 7 p.m.

"Running the Sahara" focuses on three runners: Charlie Engle from Charlotte, North Carolina, Kevin Lin from Taipei, Taiwan, and Ray Zahab from Ontario, Canada – accompanied by a support team consisting of an MD, a physical therapist, and a logistics leader – as they attempt to become the first people to ever run across the Sahara Desert. This character-driven film delves into the life-changing experiences of the three runners as they tackle the physical and emotional obstacles in the Sahara Desert. The film delivers a message of hope and puts everyday challenges in perspective.

Tickets to the Cleveland event include admission,a gift bag valued at over $50, a cocktail reception with alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and a Q&A with star of the film, ultra-marathoner Charlie Engle. Proceeds from the film benefit the Rodale Institute and H2O Africa.

You can purchase tickets at the door, or in advance on
http://www.nehst.com.

7 comments:

Sarah said...

I saw this on Showtime in early January and eventually watched it three times. The only gripe I had was a direct product of my being a runner; I wanted to know "boring" technical details like how many pairs of shoes they went through...how fast they ran...hydration and refueling methods (did they use Gatorade? Ultima? Gu? Clif Shot Blocks? salt pills?)...that sort of thing. Oh, and the biggest one of all: how on earth they trained for the endeavor.

As a whole, it was a very engrossing and satisfyingly inspirational film. When they went through makes my whining about having to run 6 miles before work (gasp! the horror!) seem insignificant. I hope you enjoy it too!

solarsquirrel said...

I'll totally be there!!

Cliff said...

oh man...i live so far away :(

Brian said...

Can't wait to see the red carpet photos on your blog Thursday morning ; )

Steve Stenzel said...

I CAN'T WAIT to see this!! I've been hearing good things from everyone!!

Steve Stenzel said...

I've heard that it's SO GOOD from everyone who's seen it!! Can't wait!!!

ninjamarathonman said...

Saw the post on your blog and caught the movie last night in Columbus with some running friends. High marks all around! Thanks for the heads up.