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Boston Marathon movie gets new distribution

  • Douglas Potoksky has produced a book on the Boston Marathon bombing shrines. This photo was featured in a movie. April 14, 2017. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz

  • Douglas Potoksky has produced a book on the Boston Marathon bombing shrines. This photo was featured in a movie. April 14, 2017. Recorder Staff/Paul Franz


Recorder Staff
Sunday, December 17, 2017

A feature-length documentary about the Boston Marathon, which was shown at select theaters last spring, will be distributed by Lionsgate film and distribution company this month.

Those who didn’t see it at the Hadley Cinemark around Patriots Day will soon have access to the film through On Demand, Comcast, Cablevision, DirecTV and other outlets, according to Whately photographer Douglas Potoksky, whose work is displayed in one scene of the documentary.

The film looks at the 150-year history of this Patriots Day marathon and includes a page from Potoksky’s 2014 book, “Remember Boston: The Boston Marathon Bombing Memorials.”

The image used in the film is Potosky’s photo of the three people who died in the bombing and the police officer who was later shot by the bomb suspects.

Potoksky, who used to live in Boston, returned there about a week or two after the Boston Marathon bombing. He was encouraged by Boston firefighters to photograph the memorials that lines the streets. They became the premise of his book.

To see a trailer of the documentary, go to:

http://bit.ly/2CKbjVL