Film Series: Runs & Limited Engagements

3100, Run and Become

2018, Sanjay Rawal, USA, 79 min.

Show Times

  • Fri, Sep 21st 2:00pm
  • Fri, Sep 21st 6:00pm
  • Sat, Sep 22nd 3:00pm
  • Sun, Sep 23rd 5:30pm
  • Mon, Sep 24th 6:00pm
  • Tue, Sep 25th 8:15pm
  • Wed, Sep 26th 6:00pm
  • Thu, Sep 27th 8:15pm
  • Sat, Oct 6th 1:00pm
Chicago premiere!

Special Chicago Marathon screening added on 10/6!


Marathon running as the way to personal transformation is the subject of this stirring documentary covering the world's longest and least-known marathon - the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Run. An extended and demanding exercise that has been compared with walking Spain's Camino de Santiago for its life-altering effects, the 3100, conceived by Indian spiritual teacher Sri Chimnoy, involves running approximately 59 miles per day for 52 straight days, all confined to one city block in Jamaica, Queens, NY. Inspired by Christopher McDougal's 2009 book "Born to Run," director Rawal (FOOD CHAINS) follows the progress of a handful of perennial and passionately competitive international contenders in the 3100, while examining the ancient tradition of marathon-running as a spiritual practice in cultures and institutions around the world, from a Navajo reservation in Arizona to Botswana, the Kalahari Desert, and a Japanese monastery that venerates running. In English, German, and Japanese with English subtitles. DCP digital widescreen. (BS)

Friday 9/21 at 6 PM: Reception and discussion afterwards with director Sanjay Rawal; Kaneenika Janakova of Slovakia, women’s world record holder and three-time finisher of the 3100 mile race; and Dipali Cunningham of Australia, 6-day and 1000-mile ultramarathon record holder.

Sunday 9/23 at 5:30 PM: Discussion afterwards with director Sanjay Rawal; Kaneenika Janakova of Slovakia, women’s world record holder and three-time finisher of the 3100 mile race; and Dipali Cunningham of Australia, 6-day and 1000-mile ultramarathon record holder.

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