Some people circle the globe on impossibly difficult trips for money (if you think you're one of those, better log on and register to line up for tomorrow's Amazing Race tryouts at the Wilderness Experience. Good luck, dudes.). Swiss ultra runner Serge Roetheli, on the other hand, circumnavigated the planet on foot because...well, because. He had a dream: The world was there, and he chose to run around it, on an epic, five-year running adventure that took Roetheli and his wife, Nicole (who followed on a motorcycle with a camera, filming every step of the way), across 37 countries on every continent -- traversing deserts, through farmland, along beaches and into the hearts of cities and villages. And though the couple took a gamble and sold everything to finance their trip, they still found time to stop and visit children in hospitals and orphanages along the way.
Considering the current popularity of contrived reality shows like The Amazing Race, it's not a stretch to assume that Nicole's film diary would be awfully compelling. See for yourself at a special preview screening of Beyond the Epic Run, the adventure's cinematic final cut (scheduled to open in theaters later this spring), tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Starz FilmCenter, Tivoli Student Union on the Auraria campus. Serge Roetheli and producer Thomas Sammon will be on hand to answer questions at the event, which also includes audience giveaways.
Admission is free on a first-come, first-served basis; for reservations and information, call 1-206-579-4949 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Or call Starz at 303-820-3456.
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