in association with South Asian International Film Festival
present Marathon Boy
Dir. Gemma Atwal. India. 2010. 98min.
Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2011
5:30 – 7:00 PM Reception
7:00 PM Screening + Q&A with filmmaker
Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue (at 70th Street), NYC
An award winning, action packed real life drama, Marathon Boy is the story of four-year-old Budhia Singh, who is plucked from an Indian slum by his coach and trained to become India’s greatest runner. A shocking tale of opportunism and corruption, but also a touching portrait of an authentic bond between a guru and a disciple.
“An unforgettable documentary. Rivals any drama.”
– Hollywood Reporter
“Epic, aritistic and even archetypal.”
Free screening for Asia Society members and South Asian International Film Festival (SAIFF) guests only. Limit two tickets per person. Pre-registration recommended. Click here to register. All registered tickets not picked up by 6:50pm will be forfeited. SAIFF guests must present a copy of this e-invitation at check-in.