Fathom Events and The Rudy Project bring the inspiring story of two cyclists and their team-enduring hope in the Race Across America. “GODSPEED – The Race Across America,” chronicles the harrowing journey of ultra-cyclist/sportscaster Jerry Schemmel, who joins forces with an IronMan triathlete/CEO, Brad Cooper, in the world’s most grueling endurance bicycle race – The Race Across America (RAAM). Audiences will get to experience this special event in movie theaters across the U.S. and witness the duo battling opponents, extreme terrain/weather, inner demons and occasionally each other, to reach both their dreams and be transformed by the experience.
Presented by Fathom Events and The Rudy Project, “GODSPEED – The Race Across America,” an inspiring documentary of faith and determination, comes to U.S. cinemas for one special night on Tuesday, May 22, at 7:00 p.m. local time. Following the feature, attendees will view a pre-recorded audience Q&A with Cooper and Schemmel.
Tickets for “GODSPEED – The Race Across America” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 650 select movie theaters. A complete list of theater locations is available on the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
The “GODSPEED” event will give audiences nationwide a firsthand account of what it is like to face inner and external challenges, while testing the limits of friendship on this grueling trek across the country. As the documentary goes behind the scenes with the first-time race team of Cooper and Schemmel, through alternating shifts or pulls, the duo will attempt to pedal 168 hours non-stop from Oceanside, California, to the finish line in Annapolis, Maryland, raising money for the orphans of Haiti.
“Life is frequently compared to cycling in a variety of ways, but seeing this documentary creates an undeniable and powerful connection. While endurance athletes will revel in the realities of RAAM, the life lessons apply to all of us, regardless of age, occupation or athletic pursuits,” Cooper and Schemmel said. “Whether chasing a seemingly impossible dream or striving to make sense of the daily struggles of work, family and life, ‘GODSPEED‘ captures it all.”
“‘GODSPEED‘ will inspire movie theater audiences with its uplifting story of resolve, conviction and the strength of the human spirit,” Fathom Events CEO Ray Nutt said. “This event resonates with both cycling fans and those looking to strengthen their faith in challenging times.”
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the leading event cinema distributor with participating theaters in all 100 of the top Designated Market Areas®, and ranks as one of the largest overall distributors of content to movie theaters. Owned by AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC) (known collectively as AC JV, LLC), Fathom Events offers a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in theaters such as live performances of the Metropolitan Opera, top stage productions including Newsies! The Broadway Musical and George Takei’s Allegiance, major sporting events such as Mayweather vs. McGregor, epic concerts with artists like Grateful Dead and Dixie Chicks, the yearlong TCM Big Screen Classics series, inspirational events such as Steve McQueen: American Icon and In Our Hands, and beloved anime titles like Princess Mononoke and Spirited Away. Fathom Events takes audiences behind the scenes for unique extras including audience Q&As, backstage footage and interviews with cast and crew, creating the ultimate VIP experience. Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live and pre-recorded events to 897 locations and 1,387 screens in 181 DMAs. For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About “The Race Across America (RAMM)”
Every summer, the world’s top cyclists, both amateur and professional, gather in San Diego for RAAM – the ultimate test of human endurance. Racers compete 24 hours a day for seven days, covering 3,000 miles of peaks and valleys across deserts, mountains and plains.
About GODSPEED and Rudy Project
GODSPEED is a stirring documentary about what it takes to keep going. About the sheer strength of will it takes to get on a bike, and pedal all the way across the United States from one coast to the other. Rudy Project, designers and manufacturers of technically cool eyewear and helmets, know that the gear that makes that kind of feat possible has to perform, which is why Jerry and Brad wear Rudy Project helmets and glasses through the entire film. It is a stirring message of perseverance, competition, and a poignant reminder of why, even in the face of exhaustion, we ride. We are riding to send a message.
Rudy Project designs and manufactures performance-oriented sunglasses, helmets, goggles and Rx/prescription eyewear solutions by applying advanced science, cutting-edge technology and innovative aesthetics. Designed and crafted in Italy since 1985, Rudy Project has grown quickly as a premier cycling brand throughout North America. Designed with athlete needs in mind, award-winning products such as the Tralyx sunglass are aimed at doing one thing: elevating performance. Rudy Project offers unparalleled customer service backed by a Lifetime Replacement Lens Guarantee and an industry-leading three-year frame warranty. Available at www.e-rudy.com.