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Skid Row Marathon

Skid Row Marathon is a movie starring David Askew, Rafael Cabrera, and Mody Diop. A criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.'s skid row, where he trains a motley group of homeless people to run international marathons.

Running Time
1 hours 25 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Documentary
Director
Mark Hayes
Writer
Mark Hayes
Actors
Mody Diop, Rebecca Hayes, Rafael Cabrera, David Askew
Country
USA, Italy, Ghana
Year
2017
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

A criminal court judge starts a running club on L.A.'s notorious skid row. The club's members, comprised of homeless drug addicts, a recovering single mom and an paroled murderer, consider themselves among those least likely to succeed. As they train together to run in international marathons, they learn to dream big as they are re-acquainted with their own dignity.

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Janet S.

I saw this documentary at the San Francisco Museum of Art's outdoor "Sketch Fest" on July 15, 2005. It was my first time at the festival, and I came out of it feeling a lot more connected to my country. This documentary reminded me of what it was like to live in a country where everyone felt like they had to survive in the most extreme ways. I hope that the filmmakers and all the people involved in this documentary find success in their future endeavors. I think they have a great future ahead of them. I give this documentary a 10!

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Katherine Ortiz

I have been a member of a church for over 30 years. I'm proud to be a part of a church that is not politically correct, that doesn't force its views on others, and that doesn't condone child abuse. I don't care what anyone else says about this church, its my church and I'm proud to be a part of it. I don't care what people think about me or my church, because I am proud of the church I belong to. There are many different views about this church, and I don't know how to get everyone's point of view. The church I belong to is not politically correct. We don't agree with everyone else's point of view, but we all believe the same thing. If you want to hear about the views of other members of the church, please feel free to contact me, or any member of the church. If you are offended by this movie, please stop by one of my church's services and you will see what I mean. God bless everyone, and God bless the church of Jesus Christ.

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Jennifer H.

This is a must see film. It has been around for over two years and still to this day its impact is very much felt by the people who are involved in the business. It is a great film to see as a documentary. There are many elements to this film that are very compelling. It is a great documentary for the whole family to see.

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Teresa

This is a very entertaining documentary, as a viewer you are treated to a ton of insight into the lives of the most important people in the country. At the same time it gives a good glimpse into the reasons why some people do not think of themselves as homeless. It is a great insight into the history of the homeless as well as the politics of the time. The footage is a very well organized series of interviews with people who have been homeless, as well as their families and friends. The narrator who is a psychologist discusses why people do not consider themselves homeless, as well as the effect that being homeless has on people. The film does a great job of building the relationship between the people in the interview and the viewers, and also the viewer is treated to the real reason why people do not consider themselves homeless. Overall this is a very well done film, and it is a very important film to show people the truth of why the homeless are not considered homeless. This is a must see film.

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Joshua

I saw this movie at a screening, and I was blown away. I feel like this movie really shows the inner-workings of the drug trade. This movie really gives a real insight into the lives of these people, and what goes on behind closed doors. The way they get their drugs, the way they trade drugs, and the way they live their lives. It really shows the lives of these people, and how they live their lives. The movies never touches on the actual drug trade, which makes this movie even more amazing. Overall, this movie is amazing. The acting is great, and the documentary style makes it even more amazing. I feel like this movie shows the way that these people live their lives, and the struggle they go through to survive. The way they deal with their problems, and how they deal with it, and how they deal with each other. This movie is amazing, and I recommend it to anyone that has an interest in the drug trade, and the struggles they go through to survive.

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Anna Ford

This documentary is a must see for anyone who likes to see what goes on in these "stuck in a rut" or "wasting time" neighborhoods. These are neighborhoods that have been in place for many years, and are still going strong. There are many problems that go on, and the only way to solve them is to start afresh. In some areas of Chicago, the gangs are out of control, and the only way to keep them out is by making sure there is not another youth hanging out in the area. This is a great example of what is happening in our inner cities, and why it is so important to have a non-profit organization, like the Chicago Urban League, to keep the youth in school and out of the gangs. As a former gang member myself, I was appalled to hear that the youth in this documentary were portrayed as criminals and drug addicts. As a result of my experience with gangs in my youth, I know that this is not the case. These young men and women were treated like real human beings. I have heard many people criticize the documentary, but as a Chicago youth who has grown up in this area, I can assure you that I have seen this movie before, and I have seen it get a lot of negative reviews, but people like me have seen it get much more positive reviews. The only thing I can say about the reviews is that I have heard that the comments are written by the people that live in the neighborhood. I have also heard that some people have said that this movie makes them look like they are against the youth, but I can assure you that this is NOT the case. The people that are making these comments have either not been in the neighborhood, or are not aware of the fact that these kids are living in the area and dealing with the problems that they face. If you are looking for a movie to show your kids, and want to see something that will make you think about the problems in your neighborhood, then this is the movie for you.

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Gerald

I had the privilege of seeing this film at the screening I attended at the Seattle International Film Festival. It was amazing! I could not have expected it to be so insightful and so moving. I went into the film with low expectations, but was surprised to find myself in tears by the end of the film. It made me realize how much I missed my friends, and how much I missed the people in my life. It was truly a great film. It really got to me. I have seen the film many times since and will continue to see it. I am so thankful that it was shown to me, and I am so glad it was made. It truly made me realize that there is still hope for humanity. I have already started a petition for this film, and will continue to make sure that the people who make it see it, and see it again. Please sign and share this petition, and help make this film a success. I am so grateful that the film makers were able to share their story with the world. It made me realize how little I know about the people that live in my neighborhood, and it made me realize that I will never know the people I know in my life.

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Melissa Chapman

I just watched "Racing for Solidarity: The Race for Solidarity in the Global South" for the first time and I am stunned by the humanity that was brought to the screen. The documentary is based on the book of the same name, written by David Shambaugh, the son of the legendary journalist Harry Shambaugh. Harry Shambaugh was a journalist and human rights activist who lived in the United States for several years, and was shot and killed while reporting on a U.S. strike on Vietnam. The film follows Shambaugh's struggle to document the lives of the poor in South Africa, and later to write a book about his experiences. David Shambaugh's book "The Race for Solidarity" was the first book to be translated into English in South Africa. The film covers the lives of many people in South Africa, and the lives of many people in the U.S. I was very moved by the story of the struggle of the poor and the poor in the U.S. in the late 1960s. People are always fighting for their rights, and in the U.S., the poor were never known as "poor" people. I am sure that in the U.S. it was just about being poor, but the reality was much different. The film is very touching, and I recommend it for anyone who has been to South Africa. It's a good film to share with your friends and family. I am impressed with how David Shambaugh's book was translated into English, and also the other work that he did, such as his books "The Struggle for Democracy" and "The Secret Life of the Commons."

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Ronald Howard

I saw this documentary at the recent NACAA Film Festival in Los Angeles, and I absolutely loved it! I have to say that it's probably one of the most informative documentaries I have ever seen. In addition to the behind the scenes information on the making of the film, it also has a section of the story telling itself, so I can relate to the story and also how it went from a 5 minute short to a feature length. The footage is pretty much 100% true, and that's what really makes this documentary so valuable. It's a very sad story, and I can't believe that this film is only available to watch in its entirety. It's a sad tale of a film that was meant to be a short film that would be about a month or two in length, but ended up being a full feature film. It's a shame that it didn't make it to screen. I highly recommend this documentary to anyone that wants to see a good documentary.

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Alice Miller

This documentary is a great resource for anyone interested in the history of the L.A. Riots, especially as the rioters' names have been erased from the books. The documentary also shows how racist police and other citizens viewed the blacks. The film goes into detail on the details of the riots and the specific people who were involved. It also gives the history of the riots from the 1940's to the 1980's and the changing view of race in the city. It gives a good historical perspective on the rioters and the events that were happening during the riots. The documentary also goes into the history of the L.A. Riots as a whole and the specific people who were involved in the riots. It is well done and well done.

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Vincent Morrison

I went to see this film with my girlfriend. She was not that interested in the subject matter and was more interested in seeing a good movie. I didn't know what to expect, but I didn't expect to be so pleasantly surprised. The film was very good. The cinematography was amazing, the acting was excellent, and the cinematography and editing were very well done. The film really made you feel like you were there, and it was definitely worth the money I paid for it. I recommend this film to anyone who likes documentaries, is interested in homeless people, or wants to know more about the homeless. The film really shows the problems of the homeless and how they are treated by society, but also the good things that people can do to help them. Overall, the film is very good, and I highly recommend seeing it.

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Sarah Garcia

I was lucky enough to see this film at Sundance. It was an eye opener. I found it a very intimate and in depth look into the lives of people who struggle with addiction. The film was shot with some very beautiful and compelling shots. It's very emotional and at times it really made you feel for the people in this film. This film was shot in the same style as "13th" but with a much more professional look. It's definitely not your typical indie film. The sound is good and you can hear some amazing ambient music. The cinematography is excellent. The soundtrack is fantastic. I would recommend this film to anyone who wants to see a documentary that doesn't look like it was made by an amateur. This is definitely a must see film. The people in this film have so much talent. I'm very excited to see more films from this group.

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Walter H.

This movie will keep you entertained from beginning to end. A must see for anyone who has ever had to work in the world of music. You will see what it is like to be a performer, and you will see what it is like to have to fight for your art. You will see how great musicians and other artists get their music in front of millions of people, and how they get it out there. This movie is great for people who are not interested in music. If you do not have a love of music, you should not see this movie. I am not saying that it is a bad movie, but I am saying that if you do not have a love of music, you should not see this movie.

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Richard C.

I don't know what else to say. I've seen this documentary a few times and it gets better and better every time. The people interviewed are all great actors and they all bring their own personal stories to the screen. I've also seen a lot of movies and documentaries about this subject. But I think this one is the best. I can't remember a documentary that has covered this subject as well as this one. It's amazing. The subjects that are interviewed are all from the top of their game, they all have a story to tell. Some of them are still alive today, some have passed away. Some of them were famous before this documentary was made, some were not. But they all still have a story to tell. I am still learning about this subject and I'm so glad that I learned it. I can't wait for this to be released on DVD. It's a must-see for everyone.

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Kathryn Green

I have been a fan of Alex's since the first time I saw him on stage. It was only after his debut performance at the Isle of Wight Festival, that I finally got a chance to see him live, and I was blown away. I never knew what he had to say about the human condition, and his approach to the lyrics was so authentic, you could tell it was written by someone who was in the trenches with the people he was singing about. There was so much honesty in his delivery and singing, that it was just like seeing a real person. I can't wait to see him in more shows. His showmanship is so convincing, that I think I'll be looking for his music in the future. And I can't wait to see what he has to say about the current state of the world, and how he is just going to keep pushing it. He has a unique voice, that I hope to use in more of my own songs.

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Deborah W.

This is a great documentary, very well done and very well researched. The subjects in the film are a combination of men, women, children, and elderly people. It has a very good balance of the views of different groups of people. I loved this film and would highly recommend it to anyone who has a little bit of time on their hands. This is a documentary that people should see and feel the power of and understand that they can all be just as happy and fulfilled as each other.

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Russell B.

I have to admit, I didn't know what to expect when I saw this movie, but I had heard good things about it, so I decided to give it a try. I was very pleasantly surprised. The movie's story is based on real life events in the 80s, so it is very real. I was not surprised to hear that it was filmed in and around Detroit. There are some things I didn't like, like the old footage of "Fellowship of the Ring" and the music was not that great. But these are minor flaws that can be overlooked in the big picture. I have to admit, I was a bit disappointed with the music. I am a fan of Led Zeppelin, but I have to admit, the music was not as good as I expected. However, that is just my opinion, and I know it's not a good one. So, I'm sure everyone else will have different feelings. All in all, I would recommend this movie to everyone. If you have never been to a "ROCK" concert, you will have no idea what a concert is about. But if you have been to one, you will love it.

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Jerry Simmons

I watched the documentary this week and I loved it. It was so real. It was like the reality I lived was happening right now. I'm very lucky to live in a place where it is actually possible to have people of all races live in a city. I'm proud to be part of it. It was very heart warming and inspiring. I loved that they showed the real stories and not just the Hollywood movies. The race that was about the oldest boy in the world was so beautiful and inspiring. I felt like I was a part of it. I'm proud to be a part of it. I'm glad that we live in a country where we can still go to a music festival and see all the races. I'm glad that we can still have a great race on a beautiful city like Seattle. I hope that they keep making them.

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Juan R.

I am a big fan of Richard Linklater and I'm glad I found this documentary. It's a very good and insightful look into what happens when a person makes the decision to change their life and has the courage to change it. I was extremely impressed with this film and felt it was well worth the viewing. I wish there was more people like you, that people who are in such bad situations would have the courage to change their lives.

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Andrew Morales

I watched this documentary with my girlfriend, and we both absolutely loved it! It's one of the most intelligent and compelling documentaries I've ever seen. I can't believe this is being shown in theaters in the US! It's an amazing look at the lives of homeless people in LA. The director doesn't shy away from showing the realities of the people living in this area, nor does he use the "big city" approach to describe the lives of people living on the streets. I was really impressed by the quality of the interviews he did with the homeless, as well as the way he showed the social media posts of the homeless, who he interviewed and where they were living. If you're interested in this topic, I highly recommend this documentary.

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Nicholas R.

I first came across this documentary in a video store and the description caught my eye. The name "Sgt. Stabler" had the potential to become a very interesting subject. I had seen a few documentaries on Stabler and he was a very interesting character and I could not wait to see what they would do with this story. As it turned out, they did a fantastic job with this story and I can't wait to see the next documentary on this man. The idea that you can be in the right place at the right time and be a part of history is very powerful. I hope they continue with the documentary on Stabler's life and show us what happened to him. I also hope that they use this story to show us that we can be involved in the fight against poverty in our own communities. I also hope that they continue with this documentary and show us how Stabler's life could have been. All in all, I really enjoyed this documentary. I was very impressed by the way they told this story. The story of Stabler was very interesting and I really hope that the next documentary on this story will be able to tell us more about him.

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Christian

I have been a fan of the documentary for about 10 years now. It is a must see for anyone interested in history. The idea that anyone can be a part of history, and how a documentary can change the way you think about things is fascinating. I was also happy to see that the documentary has been made in a way that was not in the style of a magazine or magazine article. Instead it was done in a way that is a documentary that is read by the people it is meant to be about. I highly recommend this documentary. It is well made, interesting, and very well made. You won't find a better documentary out there.