The Infinite Race

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Film Info
Running Time:70 min.
Director:Bernardo Ruiz
Producer:Bernardo Ruiz
Andrea Cordoba
Cinematographer:Victor Tadashi Suarez
Print Source:Quiet Pictures
Note Writer:Joe Bowman


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am PT on Friday, October 9, and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 18, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within the United States.


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A decade after Christopher McDougall’s bestseller Born to Run helped introduce the world to the phenomenal athletic feats of the marathon runners of the reclusive indigenous Tarahumara tribe of Northern Mexico, Emmy®-nominated director Bernardo Ruiz (Harvest Season) offers an in-depth portrait of the community’s attempts to overcome external threats of nearby drug cartels and diminishing crops. The Infinite Race centers around the 2015 Ultra Maratón Caballo Blanco, an annual 50-mile race in Urique that Oakland-born runner Micah True started to help preserve and celebrate the Tarahumara heritage, as cartel violence risks canceling the event altogether. Ruiz balances a nuanced and inspiring portrait of the Tarahumara people with a compelling look at the ways their endurance running has left a mark on runners across the globe.

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Additional Information

Bernardo Ruiz is a two-time Emmy® Award-nominated documentary filmmaker and a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. His credits as director include Harvest Season (2019), Kingdom of Shadows (2015), and Reportero (2013). Recently, he directed and produced a 5-episode mini series, USA v. Chapo: The Drug War Goes on Trial, about the extradition and trial of narco kingpin “Chapo” Guzmán for Alex Gibney’s Jigsaw Productions.