When She Runs

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World Premiere

USA | 69 MINUTES

WHEN SHE RUNS

Drama, Sports, Latino Director(s), Female Screenwriter(s), Tribeca Film Festival Alumni
Unable to shake her dreams of competing in the Olympic Games, 20-something runner Kristin sacrifices everything—including precious time with her husband and their young son—to pursue her passion. This minimalist drama follows Kristin as she embarks on a strict daily routine of intense exercise, ice baths, training sessions, and low-calorie meals and moonlights at a snow-cone stand to make ends meet. It’s all in the service of the ultimate goal: a spot on the training team of a world-renowned Olympic coach—and a chance out of this dead-end town.

Reveling in subtle silences and long takes, directors Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck craft a patient and well-observed portrait of the daily grind of an all-consuming passion. The resulting film, When She Runs, is a compact, quietly powerful work.

—Karen Kemmerle

CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck

Robert Machoian and Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck’s films have premiered at the Sundance, SXSW, and Locarno film festivals, among others. They were included in Filmmaker Magazine’s “25 New Faces of Independent Film” in 2010. In 2016, their feature, God Bless the Child, won the Copenhagen International Documentary Festival and was nominated for the Cinema Eye Honors and Film Independent Spirit Awards’ Kiehl’s Someone to Watch prize.
Director
Robert Machoian, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
Producer
Laura Heberton
Screenwriter
Kirstin Anderson, Robert Machoian, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
Cinematographer
Robert Machoian, Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck
Editor
Rodrigo Ojeda-Beck, Robert Machoian
Sound Designer
Peter Albrechtsen
Re-Recording Mixer
Peter Albrechtsen
Colorist
J. Cody Baker
Cast
Kirstin Anderson, Ivan Gehring, Jonah Graham

CONTACTS

Press Contact
Eleina Elachkar
Tribeca
eelachkar@tribecafilmfestival.org
US Sales Contact
Laura Heberton
Laura Heberton Films
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 917 628 9476
lheberton@gmail.com
Print Source
Laura Heberton
Laura Heberton Films
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 917 628 9476
lheberton@gmail.com
International Sales Contact
Laura Heberton
Laura Heberton Films
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 917 628 9476
lheberton@gmail.com