Saturday 4th November 2023
Report written by Paul Salman
Six GoodGym members came together to watch a film about running and to support the phoenix cinema.
Billy Runs Boston” is a film about a runner’s relationship with his sister and brother as he tries to qualify for Boston. The movie is directed by Tony Marra, a Toronto-based actor and runner.
Very generously, the director had given GoodGym Free tickets to see this film after coming along to one of our group runs.
This thought-provoking film delves into various issues facing the running community, including cheating, bullying of cheaters, over-training while injured, the pervasive impact of social media, and the deeply sensitive topic of suicide. Amidst these themes, it also celebrates the profound rewards and sheer joy of running. Complex family dynamics play a pivotal role in weaving the narrative of the film, adding depth and emotion to the story.
Harvey Gallagher, Good gym Runner said this about the film
Not just a film about running. But a thought provoking drama about adversity, making mistakes and keeping going.
Sun 5th Nov 2023 at 9:00am
We really loved the film by Tony Marra and the Q&A at the end. Phoenix was a great welcoming venue for Billy Runs Boston, a film entirely shot on iPhones with the use of cinema lenses, using actors and non-actors to deliver incredible performances. A must see.
Mon 6th Nov 2023 at 11:38am
A truly heartfelt film. Brilliantly captivating. A must for all to see! Thank you GG Barnet and the Phoenix cinema.
Tue 7th Nov 2023 at 12:40pm
Thanks! I’m so happy the Phoenix connected us. My time in London wouldn’t have been as rewarding without GoodGym! Email from Tony Marra
Tue 28th Nov 2023 at 5:38pm
Hello GoodGym friends!The film is now streaming at
Tue 28th Nov 2023 at 5:39pm
Hello GoodGym friends! People have been asking how to watch the film. It is now streaming at https://trovarefilms.vhx.tv/products/billy-runs-boston