[Film] The Barkley Marathons

A performance from EMF 2022 by PJ Evans

On Saturday June 4, 2022 at in Stage C

Saturday 23:30 - 1h 29m - 16+

One of those films that slacks your jaw in the first five minutes and then it just gets worse. The Barkley Marathons is a documentary on the now-famous ultramarathon that takes place every year in Tennessee. Participants aim to complete five laps of a twenty-mile course through the woods that has no proper trail, using maps and compass. Some think the course is actually much longer. Even entering the event is a challenges with requirements being a closely guarded secret. Every year, 40 runners attempt to complete the course and usually, none succeed. A fascinating look into what drives people, sometimes to the edge of sanity.