Feature Film Program

Brittany Runs a Marathon

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Sat Aug 17 7:00 PM

A hard-partying New Yorker finds real friends—and a real life—by taking control of her future, one New York City block at a time.

The Film

Brittany Runs a Marathon

Paul Downs Colaizzo | US | 103

Brittany Forgler is a funny, likeable, 27-year-old hot mess of a New Yorker whose trashy nightclub adventures and early-morning walks of shame make her late for work every day. But when she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctor’s office in an attempt to score Adderall, Brittany gets handed a series of diagnoses instead—elevated heart rate, high blood pressure … the list goes on. Suddenly forced to get a grip, Brittany laces up her Converse sneakers and runs one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. Soon she runs a mile. Brittany finally has direction—but is she on the right path? Award-winning playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo makes his directorial debut with this bright, brisk comedy, with Jillian Bell leading an irresistible cast that infuses Brittany’s story with heart and soul. Brittany Runs a Marathon is a film as entertaining as it is inspirational, the tale of how a woman known for being the life of the party finds real friends—and a real life—by taking control of her herself, one city block at a time. An Amazon Studios Release.


Thanks for Coming

Thanks for Coming is a recording project started by Rachel Brown, who has been recording songs since 2012. Beginning in 2015, Thanks for Coming has been an occasional live band, originally based in Chicago and later in Brooklyn. There have been a variety of configurations including Nate Amos (This is Lorelei) on drums and Lindsey Sherman (Not For You) on bass, Mike Kolb (Kolb) on drums and Charlie Dore-Young (Sweet Baby Jesus) on bass, before finally landing on the current lineup with Nate playing drums, Mike playing bass, and Charlie playing lead guitar. The group has most recently released no problem, a 24-track album with an accompanying music video for each song.

Event Details

6:30 PM
Runner Bag Check Opens, Runner Depart on a Rolling Basis
7:00 PM
Final Runners Depart
7:00 PM
Venue Doors Open
7:30 PM
Live Music from Thanks for Coming
8:10 PM
Film Begins
9:45 PM
10:00 PM
After-Party featuring Karaoke
As of August 16th, the NYRR Coached runs are all full but ticket purchasers may still join the pre-screening fun run along the East River Greenway by running on their own, with friends or organizing with other runners at the event. A runner bag check is open to all ticket holders. The suggested route is a 1.5 mile run out to the Williamsburg Bridge and then back to Solar One on the east side. No refunds. In the event of rain, show will be rescheduled. No outside alcohol is permitted.


Solar One

24-20 FDR Drive, New York, NY 10010

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