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Dancing the Bear
Dancing the Bear
Directors: Chris Lott, Bill Bradbury
Genres: Documentary
UR     2007     0hr 54min

The ancient tradition of long distance trail running continues in modern times, stripped of its mythology but still potent as a transformative event. The Bear 100-Mile Endurance Run is the backdrop for the story of two wom...  more »


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Directors: Chris Lott, Bill Bradbury
Creators: Soul Focus Productions, Kevin Hornibrook
Genres: Documentary
Sub-Genres: Biography
Studio: Soul Focus Productions
Format: DVD - Widescreen
DVD Release Date: 05/01/2007
Release Year: 2007
Run Time: 0hr 54min
Screens: Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

Movie Reviews

Jason T. Heffner | Bend, OR USA | 06/03/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Most people would never find the strength it takes to run a 100 mile race up and down mountains in a lifetime. I'm not a long distance runner / ultra-runner, but I do enjoy running. This film let me know what it would take to compete in such an intense endeavour. This documentary takes place in the beautiful Northen Utah mountains. The movie has interviws, and it cuts to the chase about what it takes to run the Bear. It covers the entire race, from early morning until the next. If you're a long distance runner that competes / or a jogger that wonders what it might take to be one, than this film is for you. It's the type of film one would expect to come across at a Banff Film Festival.
Deffinitley a worthwhile short film."
Superb documentary, inspirational
Paul A. Petersen | 05/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"As a marathoner and occasional trail-runner, I found this documentary to be both informative and inspiring. I never knew what goes on during these grueling 100-mile ultra running events, but "Dancing the Bear" took me into the hearts and minds of both the runners and the race itself. It captures both the highs and the lows of running, both the serenity and the bruised feet, both the exaltation of finishing and mid-race mind games. Cool soundtrack too. I recommend this movie for not just trail runners, but road runners and non-runners as well, as it demystifies much of what makes runners "tick"."
Not just for athletes, this film will inspire you to reach f
E. Newman | 07/26/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I was sucked in from the opening moments of this film as the Native American music soothed my spirit and the pink clouds dancing over the mountain delighted my eyes. This movie is for everyone, not just athletes. The marathoners' quest unfolds and, along for the journey, we traverse the picturesque mountain beauty of southern Idaho and northern Utah. "Dancing the Bear" tells the story of human desire and inner strength as it showcases ultra marathoners pushing their bodies, minds and spirits to their limits and it will inspire anyone watching to get up, go forth and pursue your dreams."
Breathtaking Scenery!
A. Lile | 05/16/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The landscape in this movie is breathtaking to watch. The brilliant colors and the cold nights really puts the viewer in the shoes of the runners. The runners themselves also have a great charisma and energy and makes this movie wonderful to watch. I would highly recommend it to anyone who enjoys nature."