Diginext Film Series Opens Running America in Theaters on May 3
Documentary Followsthe Unpredictable Journey of Two Ultra-Marathoners Over 3,000 MilesFrom San Francisco, CA to Times Square, NY.
30% of Ticket Sales will go to OneFundBoston to Aid Victims of Boston Marathon Attack
NEW YORK, NY – April 29, 2013 – Today,the DigiNext In-Venue Film Festivalannounces the theatrical release of Running America. This powerful and captivating documentary follows Ultra-Marathoner Charlie Engleas he partners with Marshall Ulrich to run from San Francisco to Times Square, New York covering 3,063 miles in just 46 days. Filmed in 2008, Running Americacaptures one of the most defining and difficult years in American history as the backdrop for an amazing and unpredictable expedition. Running America, a feature documentary directed by Kevin Kerwin and produced by Charlie Engle, Larry Meistrich, Ari Friedman and Jim Knape, is set to screen exclusively at Digiplex Destinationstheatres from May 3 to May 9.
A joint venture between Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. and Nehst, the DigiNext In-Venue Film Festival provides opportunities for talented, under-the-radar and emerging filmmakers to reach an appreciative audience of targeted movie aficionados for a week-long period. With theatres across Arizona, California, Connecticut, New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania, the DigiNext In-Venue Film Festival now has 18 cinemas with 178 total screens and a rapidly expanding footprint across the U.S. in leading media markets.
“Ultra-runners are a great inspiration as they test the limits of physical and mental endurance. Their strength and determination allow them to meet hardships in an extraordinary way,” said Digiplex Destinations Chairman and CEO Bud Mayo. “In solidarity with Charlie and Marshall as well as runners everywhere, Digiplex will contribute 30% of ticket sales from Running America to One Fund Boston in support of their efforts to assist individuals and families who suffered losses as the result of the violence at the Boston Marathon.”
"Running America is not about being heroic or strong but rather it's about perseverance and determination. It's a film that reveals America's resilience in the face of great hardship,” said Elite adventurer, Charlie Engle. “I am truly excited that people all over the United States will have the chance to see Running America in the theater. The beauty and the music will appeal to any movie lover and the physical struggle will inspire anyone who has ever faced a seemingly impossible challenge."
Running Americafollows Engle and Ulrich on their journey as they test the limits of their physical and mental endurance. The expedition delivered breathtaking footage set across distinctive portraits of the U.S. landscape as Engle and Ulrich aimed to cover close to 70 miles each day. Running America captures the incredible challenge faced by the two men in one of the most defining and difficult years in American history while documenting the perspectives of the everyday people they met along the way.
A breakthrough for filmmakers and consumers alike, the DigiNext In-Venue Film Festival will recreate the excitement of the film festival experience in eighteen local Digiplex theaters (full list follows below) showcasing selectively chosen American independent movies and award-winning foreign language films featured at the top 20 international and domestic film festivals. To further the enhanced movie-going experience, the series will include Q&A sessions with filmmakers, both in-person and via Skype.
About The One Fund Boston
The One Fund Boston was created by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrickand Boston Mayor Tom Meninoto raise money to help those families most affected by the tragic events that unfolded during the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. To date, philanthropies, corporations and individuals have contributed more than $23 million to the Fund. Contributions are accepted online at www.onefundboston.org.
Nehst Media Enterprises is a content financing, development, production and distribution company innovating in many facets of the entertainment world. Nehst is founded on the premise that today’s media landscape requires content development and distribution focused on niche marketing, community and branding. Nehst applies unique strategies to information technology to discover, produce and distribute content people care about. More information about Nehst is available at www.nehst.com.You can also connect with Nehst via Facebook, Twitterand YouTube.
About Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (www.digiplexdest.com)
Digital Cinema Destinations Corp. (NasdaqCM: DCIN) is Digiplex Destinations, dedicated to transforming its movie theaters into interactive entertainment centers. The Company provides consumers with uniquely satisfying experiences, combining state-of-the-art digital technology with engaging, dynamic content that far transcends traditional cinematic fare. The Company's customers enjoy live opera, ballet, Broadway shows, sports events, concerts and, on an ongoing basis, the very best major motion pictures. Digiplex operates 18 cinemas and 178 screens in Arizona, CA, CT, Ohio, PA, and NJ. You can connect with Digiplex via Facebook, Twitter, YouTubeand Blogger. Digiplex is also a partner in DigiNext, a unique, specialty content joint venture (with Nehst) featuring curated content from festivals around the world. DigiNext releases typically include innovative live Q&A sessions between the audience and cast members.
Running America is Playing Exclusively at Digiplex Partner Theatres in: