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Marathon (2002)

A woman continuously solves crossword puzzles everywhere she goes; in subway trains, on buses, and on the streets of New York City.

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A woman continuously solves crossword puzzles everywhere she goes; in subway trains, on buses, and on the streets of New York City.

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Gretchen never completes puzzle number 27, though she stamps it as completed. Before she stamps it, in what appears to be clue 168 across/down the first letter is clearly still blank. See more »

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Simple yet effective
6 April 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

Movies like this one are what make the Sundance Channel my favorite! Marathon is a 72 minute ride of compelling filmmaking on several levels: visually (even for black and white, which I generally dislike watching); sonically (the audio is great, the environmental and subway sounds are almost hypnotic in a way); and emotionally (without having to deal with other characters, or even talking at all). I can understand how many general movie-goers would not appreciate this type of film, but for those who do like independent (or what may be known as "arty") films, Marathon is quite enjoyable and satisfying. And I sure hope we see a lot more of Sara Paul in the future! (hopefully in color -heh) [A]


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