I’m really excited that Town Of Runners has been selected for Sundance Institute’s Film Forward programme. FILM FORWARD is an international touring program that offers film screenings, workshops and discussions. The films travel to eight locations across the U.S. and internationally, using the power of cinema to inspire curiosity, foster dialogue, promote broader cultural understanding and enhance awareness of shared stories and values across generations, language, education and borders.
Town Of Runners is one of eight films selected for the programme in its third year. The others are: Beasts of the Southern Wild, by Benh Zeitlin; BONES BRIGADE: An Autobiography, by Stacy Peralta; Chasing Ice, by Jeff Orlowski; La Misma Luna (Under The Same Moon), by Patricia Riggen; The Light in her Eyes, by Julia Meltzer and Laura Nix; The Loving Story, by Nancy Buirski and Valley of Saints, by Musa Syeed.
FILM FORWARD will travel to eight locations this year: Imperial Valley, California and Mexicali, Mexico; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Maine; Washington State; Bosnia and Herzegovina; China and Taiwan; Colombia; Jordan. This is the third year FILM FORWARD will host events in China and Puerto Rico and the second year returning to Imperial Valley, California; Mexicali, Mexico and Bogota, Colombia.
I’ll be going with the film when it travels to Mexicali/Imperial Valley in Feb/March and Washington State in September. I’m looking forward to the dialogue with communities, students, and the local filmmaking community in those places.
The program is an initiative of Sundance Institute and the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Institute of Museum and Library Services, in concert with U.S. Embassies and domestic presenting institutions.