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Brittany Runs A Marathon


Brittany Forgler is a funny, likeable, 27-year-old hot mess of a New Yorker whose trashy nightclub adventures and early-morning walks of shame make her late for work every day. But when she stops by a Yelp-recommended doctor’s office in an attempt to score Adderall, Brittany gets handed a series of diagnoses instead—elevated heart rate, high blood pressure … the list goes on. Suddenly forced to get a grip, Brittany laces up her Converse sneakers and runs one sweaty block. The next day, she runs two. Soon she runs a mile. Brittany finally has direction—but is she on the right path?

Award-winning playwright Paul Downs Colaizzo makes his directorial debut with this bright, brisk comedy, with Jillian Bell leading an irresistible cast that infuses Brittany’s story with heart and soul. Brittany Runs A Marathon is a film as entertaining as it is inspirational, the tale of how a woman known for being the life of the party finds real friends—and a real life—by taking control of her herself, one city block at a time.

SPECIAL FREE SCREENING: As our way of saying thank you for supporting independent storytellers we are offering a free screening of this film on Friday, February 1, 11:30 p.m. at Park Avenue Theatre. To get tickets join the eWaitlist online or on the Festival app two hours before film start time.

YEAR 2018

CATEGORY U.S. Dramatic Competition


RUN TIME 103 min

EMAIL brittanyruns@id-pr.com


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Artist Bio

Paul Downs Colaizzo

Paul Downs Colaizzo’s first play, Really Really, played a sold-out, twice-extended off-Broadway run at the MCC Theater and received the Charles MacArthur Award for outstanding new play or musical at the 2013 Helen Hayes Awards. His second play, Pride in the Falls of Autrey Mill, premiered at the Signature Theatre in Washington, DC. Brittany Runs A Marathon is his first feature film.