Philadelphian David N. April went out for a run and afterwards grabbed a beer in the name of science. Seven years and several thousand miles later, the beer running movement is more popular than ever.
If you missed it at PFF24, Justin Wirtalla’s inspiring documentary is a celebration of the small actions that can affect the lives of so many others. “To the Professor!” is the toast declared every Thursday at the end of a run. The professor in question is Manuel Castillo of the University of Granada, who conducted a study on the positive effects of drinking beer after exercise. This is the scientific foundation upon which the Fishtown Beer Runners have built their running movement. The film follows the genesis of this eclectic group of well-seasoned runners and newbies alike as they meet each week to promote exercise, camaraderie, and great-tasting beer, culminating in a pilgrimage to Spain where they finally meet their patron saint, the Professor.
Awards/Festivals: Philadelphia Film Festival (Best Local Feature)
David April, President/Founder of Fishtown Beer Runners, scheduled to attend.
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