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Free to Run

Release Date: January 1st, 2016

Not Yet Rated|1 hr. 30 min.

Plot Summary
Looking at the history of running as it moved from stadium to streets and learning how legends like Steve Prefontaine and Kathrine Switzer made the sport popular.



Genres: Documentary

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  • The doc's caginess is a weakness that results from an inherently nostalgic sense of reverie. show more

  • The philosophical underpinnings of Swiss director Pierre Morath's well-paced documentary about the evolution of long-distance running evoke the motto of neighboring France: liberté, égalite, fraternité. show more

  • Some legs of the journey are detours, and the film can feel overlong and diffuse, but as a capsule history it offers revelatory insights, particularly in its emphasis on the role of distance running in the women’s movement. show more

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