Gesa Power House Theatre presents a screening of the British feature film Running Naked on Friday, April 2 at 7:00PM with an encore screening on Wednesday, April 7 at 7:00PM.
At the heart of Running Naked are two lifelong friends who met each other when they were teenage leukemia patients. Twenty years later Mark has become a successful doctor and ladies’ man. Meanwhile Ben has devolved into obsessional recluse whose life is a series of obsessive habits. A piece of news forces Mark to reassess his life and, in the process, convinces him to play a bigger part in Ben’s, risking everything in order to break Ben out of his shell.
Together the two rediscover their spirit of adventure: they sell everything they own on the high street, they get into a fight with two policemen (and spend a night in jail), they lose all their money – only to win it back at the dog track. They pick up girls. They go sailing and, as the horizon opens in front of their boat, it feels as if the world is once again full of possibilities. But Mark has been keeping a secret and once Ben learns of it, both friends are forced to face the deeper questions in their lives.
Running Naked is a story about friendship and about how, in life, we sometimes need to unbutton our shirt collars, kick off our shoes, and streak through life unabashed. The film is directed by Victor Buhler, and stars Matthew McNulty, Andrew Gower, Rakhee Thakrar, and Tamzin Merchant.
General admission seating ($15 Adults, $10 Students) are available online or by calling the box office at 509-529-6500. Seating for each screening is capped at 100 patrons, as allowed under Phase 3 of Washington’s Safe Start Plan. Additional precautions including required mask use and physical distancing between households will be observed.
Bonus Video: A conversation between Director of Film Programming Warren Etheredge and filmmakers Victor Buhler and Michael Knowles.
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