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From the streets of New York to the trails of the Swiss Alps, from Sao Paolo to Paris, Peking or Sydney, men and women, champions or regular people… millions of us run every year. And yet, just 50 years ago, this activity was reserved uniquely for men and confined to stadiums with strict, backward and sexist rules. For the first time, FREE TO RUN tells the fabulous saga of running – a marginal, militant act that has become a universal passion.
Why do humans love watching each other fight? Mixed martial arts megastars Ronda Rousey and Jon “Bones” Jones are joined by a number of the sport’s biggest names in “The Hurt Business.” Director Vlad Yudin’s cameras venture beyond the octagon and offer viewers the daily lives of Jones (UFC light-heavyweight champion), Rousey (the first and recent UFC women’s bantamweight champion) and Rashad “Suga” Evans (former UFC light-heavyweight champion).
National pride and Olympic gold await those that manage to climb the infamous North Face of the Eiger Mountain. However, attempts to scale the North Face’s unrelenting wall of ice and snow have ended in death. No one has yet been successful in reaching its summit. And yet the challenge to conquer the North Face is the aspiration of many of Europe’s best mountain climbers, and is a challenge taken up by two German climbers.
In a rural New Zealand town, a knock-about rugby team – made up of salt-of-the-earth dairy farmers – is staring down the barrel of a long run of bitter losses. With pluck and determination, the men unite to inspire their small community.
On the 17th of March all around the world people celebrate St Patrick’s Day. At Beamafilm, we have handpicked a few great films that highlight Ireland, its people and its contribution to the history books.
The Palio di Siena is the world’s oldest horserace, a tradition that dates back to the 14th century. Now, in Cosima Spender’s doucmentary “Palio“, you can experience the excitement for yourself.