MARATHON: The Patriots Day Bombing Directed
Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg USA / 2016 / 106 minutes
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Q&A Attendees *subject to change: Ricki Stern, Annie Sundberg, with Boston Marathon bombing survivors Celeste and Sydney Corcoran
April 15, 2013, Boston, Massachusetts--The winner of the marathon crossed the finish line hours ago, but Boylston Street remains vibrant as friends and families cheer a steady stream of runners coming down the final stretch. Suddenly the unthinkable happens...BOOM! BOOM! Two massive blasts instantaneously transform triumph to tragedy, killing four and leaving a blood-soaked trail of shrapnel and severed limbs in their wake.
Directors Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg focus not on the politics or sensationalism, but instead offer a patchwork of deeply moving portraits of the victims, struggling to move forward on prosthetic limbs and recreate their lives. When the headlines fade, the real work begins -- but, how does one put a life back together when it has just been literally blown apart? As the remarkable people in this film and their loved ones rise to the challenge, each, in their own way, is a true testament to the human spirit. -- Jon Greenhalgh
Emmy-nominated directors, writers and producers Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg are known for crafting deft and cinematic journeys through unexpected territory. Each project tracks new landscape -- from criminal injustice in the American South, to Darfur, to stand-up comedy and celebrity culture -- all centered on unforgettable people and their remarkable experiences. They have been recognized with Alfred I. duPont Award for broadcast journalism, a Lifetime Achievement Award from Full Frame Documentary Film Festival, the Best Female Filmmakers Award-San Diego Film Festival, Adrienne Shelly Excellence in Filmmaking Award, and Lena Sharpe/Women in Cinema Persistence of Vision Award-Seattle International Film Festival. Their films include In "My Father's House", "Knuckleball!","Burma Soldier", "Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work", "The Devil Came On Horseback", and "The Trials of Darryl Hunt".
Supervising Producer: Nancy Abraham
Cast/Featuring: Patrick Downes, Jessica Kensky, Celeste Corcoran, Sydney Corcoran, JP Norden
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