MEDIA ALERT: Academy Award®-Winner Matt Damon to Narrate ‘BOSTON: An American Running Story’ in Movie Theaters April 19 Only

Monday, March 6, 2017 11:54 am MST



WHAT: BOSTON: An American Running Story” tells a timeless tale of triumph over adversity for runners and non-runners alike, as it dives into the history and evolution of the world-famous Boston Marathon. This first-ever feature-length documentary about this renowned race will now be narrated by Academy Award-winner Matt Damon (“Good Will Hunting”).

In addition to the documentary, audiences will also enjoy behind-the-scenes footage from the recording of the original BOSTON score, composed by four-time Emmy Award-winner Jeff Beal (“House of Cards”) and performed by the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Symphony Hall.

Damon’s heart has always belonged to the city of Boston and its iconic race, as expressed in his introduction to John Hanc’s book, The B.A.A. at 125: The Official History of The Boston Athletic Association 1887-2012: “Some of my most vivid childhood sports memories took form … by the side of the road near the fire station on Commonwealth Avenue in Newton …. as enervated runners from around the world confront the historic Heartbreak Hill(s). I’ll never forget standing there in the crowd with my brother, Kyle, as we looked first for Bill Rodgers, and then, in the very same race as some of the most talented runners on earth, our smiling (and grimacing) 40-year-old dad.” Kyle, and their father, Kent, have each run Boston four times. Matt’s role as narrator for “BOSTON” perfectly complements director Jon Dunham’s vision for the movie as an everlasting record of the race.

WHO: Fathom Events and LA Roma Films

WHEN: Wednesday, April 19, 2017; 7:30 p.m. local time.        

WHERE: Tickets for “BOSTON: An American Running Story” can be purchased online by visiting or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in nearly 500 select movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network (DBN). For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).

CONTACTS: Jessica Nelson / / 720-262-2753
                    Katherine Schwappach / / 720-262-2713

To view a highlight clip of the film, please click here.

For artwork/photos, visit the Fathom Events press site.

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by Thursday, April 13, with your full name, media outlet, number of passes (1-2)
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