Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Fred LeBow Movie Premiere. The Countdown Has Begun!


The much-anticipated documentary film, "Run For Your Life" is about Fred LeBow's, the man
who founded the 5-boro New York City Marathon, which in many people's opinion is the greatest Marathon event ever put together. The movie dates are out! It will premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival Sunday, April 27th at 3:30pm.

Below is a film preview of "Run For Your Life". Even if you are not into running, Fred LeBow's life was so interesting, that you will be compelled to go and see this movie. The following is a direct synopsis taken from from the filmmaker's website promoting the film:

The Story: One of the most influential and unlikely American icons, Fred
Lebow fled his orthodox home in war-torn Europe and found his calling when he
brought together a ragtag group of runners for the first NYC Marathon in Central
Park. In 1976, Lebow took the race through all five boroughs, bringing a divided
city together and sparking a worldwide fitness boom. Lebow lived for the NYC
Marathon yet only ran the five borough race once, in a race against the odds.
From Emmy-nominated filmmaker Judd Ehrlich comes this remarkable story of how
one man ran for his life and inspired millions to do the same.

And now the preview:

The film's producers are Flatbush Pictures. They are a non-profit picture company responsible for producing a wonderful assortment of movies including documentaries like, "MAYOR OF THE WEST SIDE", recently nominated for a 2007 Emmy Award for Best Documentary by The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.

The current blogsite advertising the Fred Lebow story is: http://fredlebow.blogspot.com/

To learn more about Flatbush pictures' goto: http://flatbushpictures.com/

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