Join us for this special movie event: a free screening of locally produced Five Thousand Meters: Nothing Comes Easy. Guest attendance of Olympians at the screening: Leonard Korir, Shadrack Kipchirchir, and Hillary Bor! Presented by Independent Film Society of Colorado, this movie chronicles the quest of nine runners attempting to make the team in the 5k.
Join us for this special movie event: a free screening of locally produced Five Thousand Meters: Nothing Comes Easy. Guest attendance of Olympian runners at the screening: Leonard Korir (specializing in the 10k), Shadrack Kipchirchir (specializing in the 10k) and Hillary Bor (specializing in the 3k steeplechase) who will all be in attendance!
Presented by Independent Film Society of Colorado.
Five Thousand Meters: Nothing Comes Easy
2004, 1h 41m
Chronicles the quest of nine runners attempting to make the team in the 5k. Some were considered favorites to make the team. Others were virtual unknowns hoping to breakout at the right time. But through the training, the injuries, the races, the disappointment, and the breakthroughs, they will give everything they have to chase the same dream.
If you have ever wanted to know more about the American distance runners, who are striving to compete with the world, than this is your golden opportunity to glance “behind the scenes” and meet these athletes. A small group of filmmakers from Colorado College, led by producer Carl Leivers and director Brennan Galloway, formed Negative Split Pictures and have stepped forward in assembling this 100-minute film about the 5,000 meter track event. The crew filmed in California, Colorado, Michigan and Oregon throughout the summer of 2004, culminating with the United States Olympic Trials in Sacramento to select the Olympic squad. For a low budget first film, produced in a rapid-fire time frame, this production is an amazing accomplishment.
This film introduces the nine primary athletes and them follows them through their training and racing to obtain one of the 24 slots in the trials by running the Trials B standard time of 13:48. From the Mt. Sac Relays in Walnut California 13 weeks prior to the trials you will journey week by week through competitions at the Adidas Track Classic, inner squad time trials, Prefontaine Classic, and discussions of races in Europe, as they try to peak at just the right time in quest of the elusive Olympic “A Standard” of 13:21.50. As narrator Tom Roper states “The standard is non-flexible or open to negotiation.”