HBO has unveiled the trailer for its upcoming documentary Marathon: The Patriots’ Day Bombing. Directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg, the film chronicles the bombing of the Boston Marathon in 2013 and the aftermath that ensued, taking a closer look at the lives of those that were affected by the terrorist attack. Interviews with survivors, first responders, and Boston Globe journalists abound as the film looks to take an all-encompassing approach to covering the event.
This is the first of two films about the Boston Marathon bombing that will be coming out this year, as a narrative feature film called Patriot’s Day dramatizes the events with Mark Wahlberg and Deepwater Horizon director Peter Berg. This is no doubt an noteworthy event, so it’ll be interesting to see how much ground this documentary can cover, and if it spends much time recounting the actions of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and his brother.
Check out the trailer below. Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing premieres on HBO on November 21st.
Here’s the official synopsis for Marathon: The Patriots Day Bombing:
MARATHON: THE PATRIOTS’ DAY BOMBING (Nov. 21) recounts the dramatic story of the April 2013 terrorist attack at the Boston Marathon through the experiences of individuals whose lives were affected. Ranging from the events of the day to the death-penalty sentencing of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, the film features surveillance footage, news clips, home movies and exclusive interviews with survivors and their families, as well as first responders, investigators, government officials and reporters from the Boston Globe, which won a Pulitzer Prize for its coverage of the bombing. In the wake of terrorism, a newlywed couple, a mother and daughter, and two brothers — all gravely injured by the blast — face the challenges of physical and emotional recovery as they and their families strive to reclaim their lives and communities. Directed by Ricki Stern and Annie Sundberg. Produced in association with the Boston Globe.