Hi, I'm Marc!
One day a year, I watch 12 full-length feature films in a row.
4am to 4am. No sleep. No distractions.
I raise money for an independent film series and what else was I going to do, RUN a marathon?
This is the 6th time I'm doing this.
To raise money for the Carolina Theatre, a Durham, North Carolina-based non-profit. Independent theaters are struggling more than ever, partly because of the rise of streaming media. We’re going to flip the tables and use that media to keep the spirit of independent film alive.
I am specifically raising money to support their RetroFantasma double feature program, where they take two similarly themed movies and show them with cultural context and the original trailers you would have seen if you were watching them premiere. $150 sponsors one film, $300 sponsors an entire evening. I’m trying to raise $600 to sponsor 4 films. It’s a unique, tailored experience that most theaters don’t have the time or funding to spend time on.
It's just me! My wife and I keep moving around the country so I'm doing it solo this year. Well, me and my friend Coffee.
The theme is "keep Marc awake". Interested in seeing this year's movie list? Or stats from previous marathons? Check out 12Movies24Hours.com