“Run Free” will be screened in Boulder on Thursday May 28th at the Dairy Center for the Arts.
“Run Free – The True Story of Caballo Blanco” is a feature length documentary about Micah True, the ultra runner from Boulder, CO who lived and ran with the Tarahumara Indians of the Copper Canyons in Northern Mexico. He created a unique 50-mile foot race to help the Tarahumara Indians preserve their running culture and was the inspiration for the best-selling book “Born to Run – A Hidden Tribe, Super Athletes and the Greatest Race the World has Never Seen” by Christopher McDougall.
While Matthew McCanaughey will be playing his role in an upcoming Hollywood movie – this is your chance to see the real runner.
Filmed over the course of five years, the movie tells the story of this amazing race through the eyes of its founder Micah True and the participants in the race (Mas Loco). Because Micah True died shortly after the race featured in this film, this is the only footage of it’s kind in the world, where Micah True tells his own story in his own words. There are other stories from Barefoot Ted, Scott Jurek, Luis Escobar, dozens of Mas Locos and several of Caballo’s friends in Boulder, CO.
Much of the music in the film is from Boulder guitarist Trace Bundy. Music can be found on his albums; Elephant King, Missile Bell and Adapt.
Tickets are $14 and can be purchase at https://tickets.thedairy.org/Online/RunFree.