Beer Runners

Wirtalla Visual and the Philadelphia Brewing Company Present

Beer Runners

Sun, January 10, 2016

Doors: 4:30 pm / Show: 5:00 pm


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Beer Runners
Beer Runners
Seating is limited. Ticket price includes 1 Kenzinger to toast "To The Professor!" courtesy of Philadelphia Brewing Co.

Still reeling from a devastating divorce, Philadelphian David April went out for a run and afterwards grabbed a beer in the name of science. Eight years and several thousand miles later, the beer running movement he and his friend Eric Fiedler began continues to flourish.

Justin Wirtalla’s inspiring documentary is a celebration of the small actions that can affect the lives of so many others. “To the Professor!” is the toast declared every Thursday at the end of a run. The professor in question is Manuel Castillo of the University of Granada, who conducted a study on the positive effects of drinking beer after exercise. This is the scientific foundation upon which the Fishtown Beer Runners have built their running movement. The film follows the genesis of this eclectic group of well-seasoned runners and newbies alike as they meet each week to promote exercise, camaraderie, and great-tasting beer, culminating in a pilgrimage to Spain where they finally meet their patron saint, the Professor.

Winner of the Sharon Pinkenson Award for Best Local Feature at the 24th Philadelphia Film Festival 2015, and official selection of the Madrid International Film Festival and the Canadian Sport Film Festival.
Venue Information:
Johnny Brenda's
1201 N. Frankford Ave
Philadelphia, PA, 19125