The Trail Running Film Festival 2024

$20 Regular
$16 for Members

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84 min

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Limited Mobility Access

One Night Only!
Thursday, May 30!

The Trail Running Film Festival is thrilled to announce its triumphant return, promising an even more exhilarating and diverse experience for trail running enthusiasts worldwide. Following the resounding success of the 2023 tour, the festival is set to reach new heights by featuring an expanded selection of captivating films in locations across the globe.

The Trail Running Film Festival has become a celebration for the trail running community, highlighting the spirit of adventure, perseverance, and connections to nature that make trail running a unique and thrilling experience.

IZTA
Director: Rabbitwolf Creative
Laura Cortez is a trail runner born and raised in San Antonio, Texas. In an effort to further discover the land and culture that shaped the generations before her, Laura set out to establish an FKT on a route from the city of Amecameca to the summit of Iztaccíhuatl.

KNOW TO RUN: YATIKA
Directors: Jordan Marie Whetstone, Devin Whetstone
KNOW TO RUN focuses on themes of “what are land acknowledgements” and the inclusion of local Indigenous communities being part of the trail running community, making running and outdoor spaces more accessible and equitable.

RED NEEDLE
Directors: Dom Bush, Simon Sylvester
Ultra-runner Sarah Gerrish lost one ovary to cancer at 15 and the second to surgery at 36. RED NEEDLE explores the stigma, trauma and lessons learned from Sarah’s life-changing experience as she uses trail running to help her on her journey.

BRIAN REYNOLDS: THE LEADVILLE TRAIL 100
Director: Michael Grasela
Brian Reynolds is a double amputee below the knee athlete who grew up overcoming many challenges in his life but never had a role model he could look up to. In this film, Brian attempts the famous Leadville 100 Ultra Trail Marathon out in Colorado in order to advocate for all paraathletes that nothing is impossible.

RUN LIKE A KID
Director: Guy Tucker
This short film explores what running means to one child and reveals lessons all runners can take to the trail.

GIRLS RUN ULTRAS
Directors: Ellie Windham, Christine Rivera
A journey that follows the all women’s running collective, Girls Run NYC as they push themselves individually and unitedly collectively through The Black Canyon Ultra Marathon in 2022.

WELL WORN LIFE WITH DANI REYES-ACOSTA
Directors: Daniel Mitchell, Trent Sugg
Dani Reyes-Acosta is a mountain athlete, land cultivator, and storyteller whose path consistently seeks the limits of her possibility. Dani is a visceral example of how self-care and self-determination can harmonize via the outdoors.

NOW
Director: Steven Mortinson
Long-time ultrarunner Yassine Diboun confronts the shadows and turmoil of his past while preparing to take on the Hardrock 100.

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Featured Films in this Series:

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The Tin Drum (1979)

January 12

In 1924, Oskar Matzerath is born in the Free City of Danzig. At age three, he falls down a flight of stairs and stops growing. In 1939, World War II breaks out.

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Wings of Desire (1987)

December 1 + 5

An angel tires of his purely ethereal life of merely overseeing the human activity of Berlin’s residents, and longs for the tangible joys of physical existence when he falls in love with a mortal.

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The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum (1975)

November 10

After a chance encounter with a wanted man, a woman is harassed by the police and press until she takes violent action.

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Ali: Fear Eats the Soul (1974)

October 6

A lonely widow meets a much younger Moroccan worker in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love, to their own surprise and to the outright shock of their families, colleagues, and drinking buddies.

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Aguirre, The Wrath of God (1972)

September 22

In the 16th century, the ruthless and insane Don Lope de Aguirre leads a Spanish expedition in search of El Dorado.

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