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Woods Hole Film Festival The 23rd Annual Woods Hole Film Festival
Woods Hole Film Festival The 23rd Annual Woods Hole Film Festival
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Falmouth Road Race Screening

The 19th Woods Hole Film Festival presents a special Falmouth Road Race screening of the award winning documentary film RUN FOR YOUR LIFE, Saturday, August 14, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. at the Marine Biological Laboratory’s Lillie Auditorium, MBL Street, Woods Hole.  Tickets $10 available in advance at www.woodsholefilmfestival.org ; or at the door.

RUN FOR YOUR LIFE - THE STORY OF FRED LEBOW AND THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

Synopsis:  Back in the ’60s, the New York Road Runners Club was just a small group of men who ran on the streets of the Bronx. It took one eccentric first-generation Jewish immigrant from Transylvania to turn the NYRR into the largest organization of its kind in the world. Fred Lebow (the erstwhile Fischl Lebowitz) brought the runners to Central Park, where the first New York City Marathon was held in 1970. By the next year New York had two-thirds more runners than the Boston Marathon. But that was just the start for Lebow. Before “event marketing,” when corporate sponsorship was in its infancy, Lebow was cutting deals, getting Playboy bunnies to race in the first women’s mini-marathon, and helping to feed the growing popularity of running as a social activity. But it was the 26-mile, five-borough marathon, first held in 1976 during the city’s financial crisis, that cemented Lebow’s legacy. With a flair for showmanship, Lebow leveraged every opportunity, even the 1980 transit strike, to promote the benefits of running. He also faced scandals, including the Rosie Ruiz incident and revelations that he had paid athletes under the table. With New York City Marathon winners Bill Rodgers, Alberto Salazar, and Grete Waitz on hand, as well as many of Lebow’s former colleagues, filmmaker Judd Ehrlich (the Emmy-nominated Mayor of the West Side) takes an affectionate look at a New York hero who inspired runners worldwide to go the distance. Fred Lebow’s story is the story of the New York Marathon, a scrappy race around Central Park that evolved into a five-borough event that attracts thousands of runners from around the world.
– Nancy Schafer, Executive Director, Tribeca Film Festival

CAST
Neil Amdur
Gloria Averbuch
Abe Beame
Bob Bright
Tom Brokaw
Johnny Carson
John Chancellor
Vince Chiappetta
Ted Corbitt
Brian Crawford
Gordon Davis
Donna de Varona
Tom Fleming
Michael Frankfurt
Gerald Ford
George Hirsch
Moshe Katz
Ed Koch
Nina Kuscsik
Fred Lebow
Mike Lebowitz
Sara Lebowitz Katz
Alan Lubell
Steve Mareck
Charlie McCabe
Jim McKay
Gary Muhrcke
Barbara Paddock
Ronald Reagan
Anne Roberts
Bill Rodgers
Peter Roth
Howard Rubenstein
Jack Rudin
Rosie Ruiz
Alberto Salazar
Norb Sander
Dick Schaap
Frank Shorter
Alice Schneider
George Spitz
Allan Steinfeld
Henry Stern
Bill Stewart
Percy Sutton
Kathrine Switzer
Paul Thompson
Dick Traum
George Vecsey
Grete Waitz
Elli Wohlgelernter

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