Portrait of a Graduate Speaker Series: Screening of Delivering Hope

Portrait of a Graduate Speaker Series: Screening of Delivering Hope
Posted on 01/18/2022
Delivering Hope screeningMehlville School District is proud to present the third Portrait of a Graduate Speaker Series, a special screening of Delivering Hope on Wednesday, Feb. 16, at Nottelmann Auditorium, 3200 Lemay Ferry Road.

This film has received numerous international film awards and was produced by Mehlville School District Alumni Hall of Fame member Kevin Kline and his wife, Trish Kline. Kevin and Trish Kline will introduce the film at 6:30 p.m., and the screening will follow.

Delivering Hope is a feature film documentary that tells the ultimate story of people coming together for something bigger than themselves. On Nov. 16, 2019, eight days before his 50th birthday, ultra-runner Kevin Kline set out to become the first person in history to run the northernmost 300 miles of Alaska's dangerous Dalton Highway, in winter, to raise awareness for children battling pediatric cancer. Traversing the world's 10th most dangerous road, Kline and his crew faced a hostile environment of -40F temperatures on a road made of ice in near total darkness to run an 8 lb backpack full of childhood cancer names to the virtual top of the world. When Kline's body shut down after 200 miles, the crew was faced with a life-changing dilemma. Watch the trailer.

The event is free, but tickets are required. Reserve your tickets here.

The film is not rated and includes some adult language. In the event that we can’t hold the event due to high community transmission of COVID-19, we will reschedule the screening for Thursday, June 16 at the same time and place.Delivering Hope Poster

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