Prefontaine - Inlander Suds & Cinema

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Showtime: Doors 6 pm | Show 7 pm

Price: $5.00

“Smart, quirky and involving… Thumbs up!”

—  Roger Ebert

The true story of Steve Prefontaine, one of the greatest American runners of all time, will be screened on the Wednesday before the 40th running of the Lilac Bloomsday Run in Spokane as part of the Inlander’s Suds and Cinema series. Have a beer, watch a great movie and learn more about the University of Oregon sensation from two men who knew him well. Prior to the screening, Don Kardong, founder of Bloomsday, and Pat Tyson, Gonzaga University’s head track coach, will share their memories of Prefontaine. Kardong raced against him, while Tyson was his roommate in Eugene. Starring Academy Award winner Jared Leto as Prefontaine, and directed by Steve James (Hoop Dreams), “Here is a sports movie in the tradition of the best sportswriting,” wrote Roger Ebert in his review of the film, “where athletes are portrayed warts and all. You do not have to be nice to win races, but you have to be good.”

Doors open and beer flows at 6 pm; pre-screening program starts at 7 pm. For your beer-drinking pleasure, there will be an intermission.