3100: Run and Become
September 13 • 7:00 pm - September 19 • 7:00 pm
Running sucks. But it’s that kind of sucking that can result in some serene moments of mindfulness as your feet pound the ground in a mesmerizing rhythm. It’s an activity that, in between cursing yourself, brings about epiphanies, which are then forgotten when you pour a glass of chocolate milk. 3100: Run and Become paints a portrait of runners undergoing endurance of running the Self-Transcendence 3100 Mile Race. It’s a race that takes place on the same block in Queens, New York City, 59 times a day for 52 days straight. It’s harder than it sounds. Participants run 59.6 miles a day all summer. The movie follows three runners who run for spiritual enlightenment and not glory: a paperboy from Finland, a female cellist from Austria and a monk from Japan.
3100: Run and Become runs Thursday, Sept. 7 to Thursday, Sept. 13 at the Broadway Metro, located at 43 W. Broadway. Visit broadwaymetro.com for show times. $8. — Henry Houston