27 July 2009
Dingle Film Festival are proud to present 'Spirit of the Marathon', its European premier in Dingle this September. The films director Jon Dunham will be flying in from the states and will be present at the screening. The films producer Mark Jonathan Harris has won two Oscars. We are screening the film to celebrate the Dingle Marathon which will be taking place on the same weekend as the film festival. There is an expected 2,000 people going to take part in the Marathon on Saturday 12th. That means book your hotel or B&B for the film festival now. Spirit of the Marathon shadows six competitors, including Olympic bronze medalist Deena Kastor, as they prepare for the Chicago Marathon. 'I do it for the t-shirt' Jerry Meyers, 70, deadpans as he trains for his fifth race and the first with his daughter Rona. But whether doing it for the t-shirt or a charity, for meditation or competition, or like one first-timer, as a particularly brutal form of post-divorce therapy, all are convinced that pounding the pavement is the ultimate drug. 'A Moving clever, heartfelt examination of the marathon' - Chicago Tribune. 'Inspiring Journey of Physical endurance and personal achievement' Los Angeles Times. The Dingle Film Festival will open on the 10th of September and close on the 13th of September. Venues this year include The Phoenix Cinema, one of Ireland's few independent cinemas, A purposely built Festival Marquee and The Cinemobile. Dingle is set on one of Ireland's most breath taking locations in the South-west coast of Ireland. For more information contact email@example.com or go to http://www.dinglefilmfestival.com/news/.