Inside The MAKERS Boston Screening

 

On Tuesday Nov. 20, two days before Thanksgiving, MAKERS gathered in Boston's WGBH theater to celebrate the upcoming premiere of the documentary MAKERS: Women Who Make America.


The memorable evening was filled with drinks, food, conversation and a special appearance by Kathrine Switzer, the first woman to officially run the Boston Marathon. Kathrine discussed how she entered the race using only her initials and the experience of being cursed at and physically attacked during the race by a race official because she was a woman.

 

The evening also featured a look at the upcoming film and a speech by filmmaker Dyllan McGee. Guests had the opportunity to meet the executive team behind the documentary, which is set to launch on PBS stations on February 26, 2013 at 8:00 PM EST.


Check out the gallery for some pictures from the event.

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The scene is set for the MAKERS Boston Screening.

Executive Producer Betsy West, MAKER Kathrine Switzer and Executive Producer and Founder Dyllan McGee smile for the camera.

WGBH Vice President for Marketing and Communications Jamie Parker welcomes the crowd to the screening.

Founder and Executive Producer Dyllan McGee speaks to the audience. 

Executive Producer Betsy West introduces MAKER Kathrine Switzer.

MAKER Kathrine Switzer takes control of the room with her speech.

The crowd pays close attention to MAKER Kathrine Switzer's presentation.

MAKER Kathrine Switzer gets a high five after her presentation.

MAKER Kathrine Switzer and Executive Producer and Founder Dyllan McGee catch up after their individual stints on stage.

MAKERS Programming Director Daryn Strauss meets up with Boston-area bloggers-- Christy Matte of Quirky Fusion, Niri Jaganath of Mommy Niri, Julia Magnusson of Not Like Cat, and Kim Tolander of Kim World.

MAKER Kathrine Switzer socializes with fans and attendees.

MAKER Kathrine Switzer autographs a copy of her book, Marathon Woman.

Every attendee of the MAKERS Boston Screening received one of these gift bags.