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Alexander Street Brings Running For Jim To Academic Libraries

August 15, 2013

(ALEXANDRIA, VA) – Filmakers Library, an imprint of Alexander Street Press, has added the award-winning film Running for Jim to its acclaimed catalog of academic titles.

The documentary, directed by Robin Hauser  Reynolds and Dan Noyes, chronicles the true story of high school cross-country coach Jim Tracy, who was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis—also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease—in 2010.

Jim’s story first gained national attention in late 2010, when one of his team’s runners collapsed meters from the finish line at a California state championship. The 16-year-old student, aware that her coach was facing failing health and the twilight of his career, crawled across the finish line, securing the win and making Jim the most decorated high school cross-country coach in California history.

“The message of this film is remarkable,” said Andrea Traubner, editor at Alexander Street Press, “It will speak to student athletes and trainers, those in the health sciences and humanities, disability studies programs, and truly anyone who wants to have their spirit lifted.”

“We’re so pleased to be able to work with Alexander Street Press to share our film with academic audiences,” said director Robin Hauser Reynolds. “Every student, regardless of his or her focus, can gain something valuable from this powerful and inspiring story.”

Running for Jim has received critical acclaim and festival accolades worldwide, including the Audience Choice Awards at the 2013 San Francisco Independent DocFest and the 2013 Tiburon International Film Festival. It was also awarded the title of Best Documentary Film at the 2013 Soho International Film Festival.

Running for Jim is available is available from Alexander Street Press’s Academic Video Store on DVD and—soon—in online streaming format. For more information, or to learn more about related titles, please visit our Web site or contact orders [at] alexanderstreet [dot] com.


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